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Business Network Chapter Meetings

Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 7:00:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Lewitt Hackman Law Firm • 16633 Ventura Boulevard, 11th Floor  • Encino
Labor Law Updates. What's new in 2017 with Oscar Rivas of Landegger Baron Law Group. Oscar earned his J.D. in 2000 from UCLA School of Law after receiving his undergraduate degree in Business Administration for the University of California Riverside. While at UCLA School of Law, Oscar was an associate editor of the Chicano/Latino Law Review and participated in Moot Court. Oscar was admitted to the California State Bar in 2000. Street parking available at meters. Parking in the building will cast bigly.... read more
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Wednesday, March 01, 2017, 7:00:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, LLP • 655 North Central Avenue • Glendale
Retention of Contacts and Clients - Perspective of an "Outside" In-House Counsel Most think of being social and meeting people as essential to building one's portfolio of clients. Is there an alternative or supplemental ways of building a client base? What happens the "morning after" you get the client? What are the steps to take to ensure that a client not only returns but will refer other clients? Please join BP Glendale as we hear a presentation from a solo practitioner, San San Lee, who acts as "outside" in-house counsel for several of her clients, and the decision process and the considerations in hiring and retaining other attorneys and consultants. ... read more
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South Bay
Thursday, March 02, 2017, 7:30:00 AM - 9:30:00 AM
Il Fornaio Restaurant • 1800 Rosecrans Ave. • Manhattan Beach
***Thank You Sponsors: Abacus Wealth Partners & Guzman Law Group P.C.*** All BP Members and Guests, we invite you to join us at the elegant Il Fornaio Restaurant (in Manhattan Beach, on Rosecrans Ave conveniently located near the 405, free convenient parking, an exquisite warm breakfast buffet-they are bringing in a Chef early just for us, AND we have the entire restaurant all to ourselves!). RSVP at a discount now for only $12 ($20 at the door). MEETING TOPIC: Synergy Session with discussion topic: "How to Get the Most out of Bruin Professionals". Dr. Bill Saleebey, President of Bruin Professionals, will discuss the various ways that Bruin Professionals members can maximize the benefits of their membership. He will analyze the basic networking paradigm of Know, Like, Trust, Refer and dis... read more
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Warner Center
Thursday, March 02, 2017, 7:00:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
CohnReznick LLP • 21700 Oxnard Street • Woodland Hills
CYBERSECURITY: 6 CRITICAL IT SECURITY PROTECTIONS EVERY BUSINESS MUST HAVE IN PLACE NOW. Scott Palmquist, CEO of Computer Support Team Inc. and co-author of the Amazon #1 Bestseller, "Easy Prey" will give us key tools and recommendation on maintaining sound cybersecurity. Mr. Palmquist has over 20 years experience in this field. Come and hear how to avoid be EASY PREY!... read more
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Beverly Hills
Tuesday, March 07, 2017, 7:00:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce • 9400 South Santa Monica Blvd, 2nd Floor • Beverly Hills
Topic: How To Improve Your Delegation and Feedback Skills Please join us on Tuesday March 7 to hear from Andrew Elowitt, JD MBA PCC, Managing Director of New Actions LLC and Bruin Professionals member Marcia Watson Wasserman, President of Comprehensive Management Solutions, Inc. They will share key takeaways on how to improve your delegation and feedback skills from their new book, "Lawyers as Managers: How to Be A Champion for Your Firm and Employees," which will be published by the American Bar Association in mid-year 2017. This informative session will provide useful, practical tips for everyone (not just lawyers). Marcia and Andrew are both fellows in the College of Law Practice Management and are nationally recognized management consultants and business coaches. Plentiful Beverly Hi... read more
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Orange County
Wednesday, March 08, 2017, 7:15:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Knobbe Martens • 2040 Main Street 1st Flr Conf. Rm. • Irvine
The majority of business teams produce average or below average results. Learn what sets the truly great apart and how to accelerate your team into above average results. Join us as we host Eric McGrath of "Driven for Life" signed up. He has been referred to a few BP members by various few clients as a very successful business coach. McGrath's methodology is designed for folks that are very successful, that are looking to get to next level. Sneak peak: https://drivenforlife.com/ Key take-aways: What is team/employee engagement 4 solid steps to creating alignment and engagement Connecting leadership and results... read more
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Century City
Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 7:30:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger • 1900 Avenue of the Stars, 21st Fl • Los Angeles

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Business Mixers Special Events

Final Days to Register - Meet Great Bruins & Support the BP Scholarship, All BP
Tuesday, March 07, 2017, 5:30:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM, Cost: $50.00
Payments are final once submitted. No Refunds!
Socialize with your fellow Bruin Alums and show your Bruin Pride while helping a deserving student complete their UCLA education. You must register in advance for this event - dig deep Bruins, support the BP Scholarship, have a great evening with some legendary Alum, and have a great time! Get your selfie photos with some Bruin Greats that will be in attendance: Tyus Edney, Director Basketball Operations UCLA Volleyball Coach Al Scates UCLA Women's Gymnastics Coach Valorie Kondos Field UCLA Men's Tennis Coach Billy Martin Christine Simmons, President &COO LA Sparks Michael Young, SVP LA Dodgers and UCLA WR '85 Samantha Peszek- 2008 US Olympics Silver Medal Gymnastics Team, 3 times NCAA Champion This is just a partial list! Thanks to our Sponsors for covering the cost of the event! W... read more
Pauley Pavilion Club • 301 Westwood Plaza  • Los Angeles
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Westside Networking Lunch (3/9 - CC Host), West LA Monthly Luncheons
Thursday, March 09, 2017, 12:00:00 PM - 1:30:00 PM, Cost: $15.00 for Members; $5.00 for Members
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Join us at our Westside Luncheon for March! This lunch will be heavily subsidized by the Century City chapter. $15 for attendees | $5 for Century City chapter members. Menu: Antipasto - Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP - Prosciutto di Parma DOP - Frash Baked Focaccina Main Course - Choose one of the following: - Papardelle al Ragu: Handmade Egg Pasta, Homemade Pork Ragu, Fresh Marjoram - Trofie al Pesto: Pasta with Homemade Genovese Basil Pesto, Potatoes, String Beans - Carpaccio di Breaaola: Cured Beef Carpaccio, Wild Arugula, Shaved Parmigiano Reggiano - Pollo Ruspante Salad: Free-Range Chicken with Baby Spinach, European Radish, Sundried Tomatoes, Pomegranate, Balsamic Vinaigrette - Pizza Pomodoro Biologico e Mozzarella: Organic Tomato, Mozzarella di Bufala, Basil Dessert: Mini Tiram... read more
Obica Mozzarella Bar • Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd • Los Angeles
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Spring Golf & Happy Hour Mixer , San Diego
Thursday, April 20, 2017, 1:00:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM
This meeting is limited to 40 people!
You are invited to join the San Diego Chapter of Bruin Professionals for their Spring Golf Outing at the beautiful Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, rated "Gold Medal Resort" by Golf Magazine from 2012 to 2015. We will be playing the Champions Course, home to the 2012 LPGA Kia Classic. Both courses at La Costa were recently renovated by the golf architectural firm of UCLA golf team alum and PGA Tour winner, Steve Pate! This event is open to all UCLA alumni, family, and friends. Non-Golfers are encouraged to join us for an evening mixer in Diversions Lounge around 7pm! Thursday, April 20, 2017 - $145/pp Includes green fee, cart with GPS, range balls and box lunch Tee times will begin at 1pm 6pm No-Host Reception at Diversions Lounge Location: La Costa Resort - 2100 Costa Del Mar Rd., Carlsb... read more
La Costa Resort and Spa • 2100 Costa Del Mar Road  • Carlsbad
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Meet the Next Governor: A Candidate’s Forum, All BP
Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 6:00:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM, Cost: $10.00
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James West Alumni Center • 325 Westwood Plaza • Los Angeles
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BP Thanks
All Our Chapter Meeting Sponsors:

Jonathan Schreter, Executive VP

Michael Anderson, Vice President | Registered Principal
(310) 432-7018

Jonathan Schreter, Los Angeles Chapter President

Debra Gentz, Vice President, Sr Relationship Manager
(818) 456-8045
& Rod Ponce, Financial Services Officer
(310) 393-705

Robert A. Green, Partner
(626) 683-4514


To qualify to become a BP Member, candidates must be seasoned professionals who are well established in a business, which may be reflected by a minimum of five (5) years of experience in your profession. The candidate must maintain an active UCLA Alumni Association Annual or Life Membership and demonstrate a strong affiliation with UCLA, which may be reflected by having obtained a degree from the University, attended UCLA for a minimum of two (2) years full-time, completed a professional certification through UCLA Extension or other University entities that are consistent with BP's mission, served as a faculty or staff member at the University, and/or being actively engaged with the University and its mission. The BP Membership Committee reviews all applications, and may decline membership to any applicant, who, in the Committee's discretion, may not benefit from participation in BP and may not benefit BP by being a member. Further, BP Members must complete their personal BP Professional Profile and post a compliant professional portrait on the BP website.

Mission Statement

The mission of Bruin Professionals ('BP') is to assemble a diverse group of UCLA Alumni who are well established in a profession or business and are willing to make a commitment to attend BP meetings. BP Members will have the opportunity through an organized format to develop relationships and expand their business activities by sharing referrals, resources, information, ideas and advice. BP will develop Bruin synergy and establish a venue through which Professional Alumni can become actively associated with UCLA and promote new business leads.


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