Board Members

Board of Directors

2021

Armen Zohrabian, Chair
Armen Zohrabian is a plaintiff-side class action attorney who works on securities, antitrust and data privacy matters at Hedin Hall LLP.  Between 2012 and 2021, he worked on securities and antitrust matters in the San Francisco office of a prominent plaintiff-side class action firm. Before joining the plaintiff’s bar, he worked as an associate in the San Francisco office of a large international law firm, where his practice focused on complex commercial litigation, and where he represented several pro bono clients in parole hearings and in asylum applications.  He earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law, Boalt Hall, with a Certificate in Law and Technology.  During law school, Armen was a member of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, worked as a law clerk for the Federal Trade Commission, and served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Oliver W. Wanger in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California.  He has served on the Homeless Action Center’s board for over a decade.

John George, Secretary
John George is an attorney at Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP, where his practice focuses on complex securities class actions.  Prior to joining Robbins Geller, John served as a law clerk to the Honorable Marilyn L. Huff of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.  He earned his J.D. in 2013 from the University of San Diego School of Law, where he was valedictorian of his law school class.

Megan Wachspress, Treasurer
Megan Wachspress is an attorney at the Sierra Club, where she works to decarbonize the electric grid by shutting down coal and gas plants.  Prior to that she represented unions, employees and environmental causes at a San Francisco-based public interest law firm.  Megan also has a PhD in Jurisprudence and Social Policy from UC Berkeley; her dissertation is on the relationship between piracy and the development of criminal law in seventeenth-century England.  Megan earned her J.D. in 2015 from Yale Law School, where she was Co-Director of the Rebellious Lawyering Conference.

Angela Bates
Angela Bates is an analytic and strategic engineering leader at DocSend. She previously worked for large utilities, managing software developers and infrastructure design teams, and is passionate about the ways that organizations can collect and utilize data.  Angela recently received her MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.

Jack Jackson
Jack Jackson teaches political theory and constitutional law at Whitman College.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and earned his J.D. from the Cornell Law School with a Certificate in Public Law. He was an Ella Baker Fellow at the Center for Constitutional Rights in 2000.  Jack spent his 1L summer as an Equal Justice America Fellow at the Berkeley office of the Homeless Action Center.

Zachary Lam
Zachary Lam is the Assistant Director for the Strong Workforce Program at City College of San Francisco.  Prior to this, he spent most of his career managing educational programs for homeless and unstably-housed youth and young adults.  He has previously served on the Board of Advocates for Immigrants in Detention Northwest in Tacoma, Washington, and also currently serves on the Program Committee of Mission Graduates in San Francisco.  Zach recently earned his MA in Policy, Organization and Leadership Studies from Stanford University.

Roger Lin
Roger Lin is a Senior Attorney at the Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment and an Adjunct Professor in environmental justice at UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law.  Prior to joining the Center, he was a staff attorney at Communities for a Better Environment.  Roger graduated from Golden Gate University School of Law and served as a staff attorney at HAC for five years.

Claire Markham
Claire Markham has focused on harnessing technology to solve tough societal challenges from the perspective of a non-profit, a for-profit startup, and large tech companies.  She is currently a Product Manager at Salesforce.org, creating technologies to help nonprofits deliver programs and services more effectively and efficiently.  Previously, she worked as a Portfolio Manager at Kiva, a microfinance crowdfunding platform, in their Kenya office.  Claire holds an MBA from U.C. Berkeley and is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder.