Charlene Wang

Charlene Wang is currently a Special Advisor at the U.S. Department of Transportation for the Biden Administration, where she was a founding member of the agency’s Gender Justice Council. Her career has been dedicated to working on social justice and social policy, including gender-based violence, environmental justice, healthcare, education, and homelessness. Charlene is a native of the East Bay and a survivor … Read More

Molly A. Jones

Molly A. Jones is a counsel in the San Francisco office of Crowell & Moring. She has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial and intellectual property litigation spanning across various industries, including internet and networking technology, software, biotechnology, higher education and academic research, health care, and real estate. In addition, Molly has an active pro bono practice with … Read More

L. Autumn King

L. Autumn King currently serves as Senior Director of Marketing, Communications and Visitor Experience at Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) where she leads a dynamic, multifaceted team to effectively tell the many stories of OMCA through marketing, communications, visitor experience and retail efforts. King focuses on forging strategic relationships to generate earned and contributed revenue and develop key community partnerships. … Read More

Leo Bialis-White

Leo Bialis-White is a Senior Associate Partner at NewSchools Venture Fund, and he focuses on sourcing, funding, and supporting organizations that help redesign K12 schools. Prior to joining NewSchools, Leo served as Vice President of Customer Success and Chief of Staff for Schoolzilla, an education technology company. In addition, he has experience as a school psychologist, teacher, and research consultant spanning charters, traditional … Read More

Stephen Knight

Stephen Knight brings three decades of experience as an advocate for social justice, both in law and policy advocacy. Stephen currently is the Policy & Partnerships Director with Alameda County Community Food Bank. His professional career includes work on the intersection of women’s rights, refugee law and immigration law as Deputy Director of the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies. … Read More

Christina Hamilton, Secretary

Christina Hamilton is FVLC’s Board Secretary. She is a partner in Shartsis Friese LLP’s Corporate Department. She specializes in representing investment advisers, including advisers to hedge funds and other private investment funds, and traditional advisers to separately-managed accounts.  Christina also provides advice on general business matters.  She has a J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and a … Read More

Mark Danis

Mark Danis is Vice President – Associate General Counsel at The Clorox Company.  His responsibilities include the oversight of U.S. litigation, regulatory, marketing, privacy, and cyber security.  Prior to joining Clorox, Mark practiced for 25 years as a civil litigator with Morrison & Foerster LLP, where he also worked on pro bono cases involving foster care, tenants’ rights, and sexual … Read More

David Wallach, Board Chair

David Wallach is FVLC’s Board Chair.  He is a partner at Jones Day, where his practice focuses on international commercial arbitration, international civil litigation and complex civil litigation. Dave has represented clients in many pro bono matters, including cases involving domestic violence and federal civil right violations. He has a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, … Read More

Janelle Smith, Finance Committee Chair

Janelle M. Smith is FVLC’s Finance Committee Chair and has served on the board since 2015. She is an attorney in the Natural Resources Law Section of the California Attorney General’s Office. Before joining the Office of the Attorney General, Ms. Smith worked in private practice and assisted pro bono clients with obtaining asylum on domestic violence grounds. Ms. Smith … Read More