Board Of Directors

With the support of these individuals, LAMDL continutes to thrive. While day-to-day operations are led by our Executive Director, the board partners with our Executive Director on leadership, governance, and fundraising.

Henry Weissmann

LAMDL Board ChairPartner | Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

Bart H.Williams

LAMDL Board ChairPartner | Proskauer Rose LLP

Jill Bassinger

Partner | Glaser Weil

Alex Berger

Television Writer/Producer

Mike Bietz

Director of Debate | Harvard Westlake

Mary E. Buxton

Special Counsel | Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Justine Daniels

Counsel | O’Melveny & Myers

Grant Davis-Denny

LAMDL Board Secretary
Litigation Partner | Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

Dinesh Dharmadasa

Associate | Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Jill Fox

LAMDL Board Treasurer

Wade Gentz

Director of Litigation | Netflix

Michael Harbour

Associate | Irell & Manella LLP

Kiira Johal

Senior Counsel | NBCUniversal Media, LLC 

Jodi Kruger

Circuit Librarian | Ninth Circuit

Matthew Macdonald

Partner | Wilson Sonsini

Susan Napier

Vice President | Investment Management Group at Goldman Sachs & Co

Jonathan Schneller

Partner I O’Melveny & Myers

Dominic Surprenant

Partner | Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

"Year after year, we find that our students are capable of overcoming the lack of extracurriculars offered in their schools by embracing life as a debater—from researching and thinking critically, to analyzing evidence and building arguments, to communicating confidently and performing under pressure, our students thrive."

Henry WeissmannBoard Co-Chair, Los Angeles Metropolitan Debate LeaguePartner, Munger, Tolles & Olson, Los Angeles