San Jose, CA (October 7, 2016) - The Santa Clara County Bar Association is pleased to announce the results of its election for 2017 officers and trustees. Those elected will serve with 2017 President, Kate Wilson.
KATE WILSON, as 2017 President, will focus her year on implementing the new strategic plan that has been carefully developed by the Board of Trustees over the last few years to ensure that the Association continues to thrive and serve its members and community for many years to come. She will also oversee the celebration of the SCCBA’s centennial anniversary by recognizing the SCCBA’s many accomplishments and providing opportunities for our vibrant membership to come together and share their experiences while building new relationships for the future. Ms. Wilson intends to continue the Association’s longstanding commitment to the highest standards of professionalism in the practice of law in Santa Clara County and to expand that professionalism amongst new members and neighboring jurisdictions.
Ms. Wilson is currently the Director and Associate General Counsel of Commercial Litigation and Global Employment Law for Extreme Networks, Inc. in San Jose where her in-house practice focuses on commercial litigation, employment law, and general corporate matters. Prior to joining Extreme, she ran her own solo law firm and, prior to that, she was a litigator and employment law associate at Berliner Cohen for approximately 7 years.
Ms. Wilson has been actively engaged with the SCCBA for much of the last decade, currently serving as the 2016 President-Elect since August 2016 when she was selected to serve a vacancy in that position. For the eight months prior to her appointment, she served as the Association Treasurer and also served as Secretary in 2015. Ms. Wilson began her activity with the SCCBA as chair of the Barristers’ Committee. After also serving as chair of several other Association committees, in 2012 she was selected by her peers as the SCCBA Barrister of the Year. Ms. Wilson has served on the Association’s Executive Committee and Board of Trustees for six years, and has also served as a member of the Finance Committee.
Ms. Wilson is a 2006 graduate of the Santa Clara University School of Law.
KEVIN HAMMON will serve as President-Elect for 2017 and will automatically assume the office of President in 2018. Mr. Hammon is currently serving as the Association Secretary. He has served as a trustee since 2011 and on the Executive Committee for four years. Mr. Hammon has been most active with the Association’s Law Related Education Committee, which he chaired in 2010. The Law Related Education Committee’s primary responsibility is overseeing the annual High School Mock Trial Program.
Mr. Hammon has been uniquely qualified to support the Mock Trial Program as he was a participant in it when he was in high school in San Jose. Mr. Hammon has been in the practice of law since 2007 and is currently a lawyer in the Santa Clara County Counsel’s Dependency Unit. Prior to that, he was a litigation attorney with McManis Faulkner. Mr. Hammon is a graduate of the UCLA School of Law.
GABRIEL GREGG will serve as the Association Treasurer for 2017. Mr. Gregg is currently a trustee and has served on the Executive Committee for three years. He was previously the chair of the Business Law & Litigation Section. He also served a term on the SCCBA Fair Election Commission. Mr. Gregg is currently a litigation partner at Robinson & Wood, Inc. in San Jose. He previously practiced at other law firms, including Latham & Watkins in Los Angeles and San Francisco where he began his career after graduating from the UCLA School of Law and completing a federal judicial clerkship.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
All members elected to the Board of Trustees will serve a two year term.
San Jose Trustees elected: JOSHUA BORGER, LORI COSTANZO, and KATHRYN DIEMER. They join Eugene Flemate, Bernard Greenfield, and Bruce MacLeod.
Palo Alto/Mt. View Trustee elected: HOGENE CHOI and GOLNESA MONAZAMFAR. They join Suchitra Narayen.
Gilroy/Morgan Hill Trustee elected: SUE SAIGN.