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Kathleen Smalley

Kathleen Smalley

USA, 1995

Kathy Smalley retired as a lawyer last month – and is currently figuring out what retirement means in a pandemic. It will certainly include teaching, starting with a winter course at UCLA, some board service, some ongoing arbitration work and, someday, more fun travel. A former judicial clerk to Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Kathy practiced law as general counsel to national and international companies and a family office, as a partner in a law firm, and as an arbitrator. She served as an executive of Trammell Crow Company, Crow Holdings, and Catellus Development Corporation; a trustee of California State Teachers’ Retirement System; and a director of Quality Care Properties (NYSE: QCP).  She has taught courses at Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and UCLA Law Schools and at UCLA’s School of Management. A former chair of the Visiting Committee of Harvard Law School, she is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Law Institute. After BAP, her favorite nonprofit is iCivics, where she has served on the board since 2009. A provider of on-line civics education, iCivics welcomed over one million students last week alone – all trying to understand the US presidential election.