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Thursday, May 8, 2008


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Robert Willett Returns to Southwestern Law School Board


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Robert E. Willett, a partner and vice chair of the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers LLP, has returned to the Southwestern Law School Board of Trustees, the school said yesterday in a release.

Willett was elected at the board’s Spring meeting. He previously served on the board from 1985 to 2001.

Dean Bryant Garth said:

“As a highly respected leader in the legal and business communities, Robert Willett brings tremendous insight and perspective to the Board. He has long been an

enthusiastic and loyal supporter of Southwestern, and we are delighted that he has agreed to return as a member of our Board to once again play a more formal role in directing the future of the law school.”

Willett has served as lead counsel in the prosecution and defense of patent, intellectual property, antitrust and securities law cases, class actions and shareholder derivative actions; trade name, and trademark cases; real property and air pollution

actions; inverse condemnation; and many business torts and other commercial disputes, the school noted.

He is a graduate of Boalt Hall School of Law and earned his undergraduate degree at what is now California State University, Northridge.

Willett and his wife, former Southwestern faculty member Linda Brackins-Willett,  have contributed significantly to numerous Southwestern scholarship funds, and sponsored symposia and other events, the school noted. 


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