Attorney tapped to serve on UCI advisory board

Laguna Beach resident Lester Savit will serve on Paul Merage School of Business' Dean's Advisory Board at UC Irvine. The board serves as the school's primary advisory panel, providing perspective and counsel for academic and professional programs.

"I am pleased to be appointed to the Dean's Advisory Board," said Savit, an attorney. "The support of the university is crucial to the continued success of the Orange County business community and the development of tomorrow's business leaders. I am honored to have the opportunity to be a part of this undertaking and welcome the challenges it may bring."

Savit is a partner with the law firm Jones Day, where he heads up the Intellectual Property Practice in Irvine.

In addition to serving on the board, he serves as chairman of the Merage School Corporate Partners Program Executive Steering Committee and is an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University School of Law. He is also an arbitrator/mediator for the American Arbitration Assn. and a member of the National Panel of Patent Arbitrators.

"Lester is a stellar example of the type of individual we seek to advise (us) on our MBA and executive programs and community outreach," Dean Andy Policano said in a statement. "Powerfully intellectual, he enhances the critical thinking we need to graduate exceptionally qualified business persons."

—Jamie Rowe

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