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Monday, December 19, 2011


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Beverly Hills Attorney Thomas Hoberman Named to Chair Southwestern’s Board of Trustees


By SHERRI M. OKAMOTO, Staff Writer



Southwestern Law School on Friday announced the selection of Beverly Hills attorney and alumnus Thomas Hoberman as chair of its board of trustees.

Hoberman said his election was “a true honor,” and that he was “humbled by this incredible privilege.”

He noted that “Southwestern has undertaken a number of challenging initiatives which will provide ample opportunities for expansion and growth in the future,” such as the construction of on-campus housing, which broke ground on Friday.

“These are indeed exciting times,” Hoberman said.

 Dean Bryant Garth remarked on Friday that the school is “extremely fortunate to have an alum and chair with such a great combination of personality, professional stature, and superb judgment” as Hoberman.

He said Hoberman “has been instrumental in championing the growth and development  of our faculty, programs and partnerships during his decade on the board and  will be a wonderful leader as we embark on important new initiatives and the  next phase of our campus expansion.”

Hoberman, who graduated from Southwestern in 1975, has served on its board of directors since 2002 and has served as the vice chair of the board. He succeeds Dennis Codon, a1977 Southwestern graduate who has chaired the board since 2004.

He is a partner with Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush & Kaller LLP, where he practices transactional entertainment law, focused on the representation of actors, writers, producers and directors primarily in the motion picture and television media.

Prior to this, Hoberman was a partner at  the entertainment law firm of Ziffren, Brittenham & Branca—now Ziffren Brittenham LLP.

He also worked in the Theatrical Motion Pictures Legal Department at 20th Century Fox Film Corporation and at the firm of Arnold &  Porter in Washington, D.C.

In 2003, Hoberman and his wife endowed a scholarship fund which bears their names to provide assistance to Southwestern students with financial need, and he is co-chair of the school’s Biederman  Entertainment and Media Law Institute Executive Board.


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