FEBRUARY 23, 2020
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

LA's largest interactive networking forum for Jewish graduate students, young executives, and industry leaders.

JELCON: The Jewish Executive Leadership Conference, sponsored by The Redstone Family, is LA’s largest interactive networking forum bringing high-level Jewish executives together with Jewish MBA and law students, young professionals, and entrepreneurs. Join hundreds of graduate students as they gather to hear experienced executives, who are also community leaders, impact upon them their career successes and the importance of young community leadership.

Our 9th annual Los Angeles JELCON will be held on February 23, 2020 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel.

JELCON features A-list keynote speakers and approximately 50 executive panelists representing leaders in the finance, legal services, entertainment, startup, technology, and real estate industries, plus an exclusive networking cocktail hour showcasing premier Jewish nonprofits.



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Presenters have included such A-list luminaries as Shari Redstone (Viacom), Ron Meyer (NBCUniversal), Alan Horn (Disney), Gene Simmons (KISS), Scooter Braun (SB Projects), Elaine Wynn (Wynn Resorts), and Craig Newmark (Craigslist).

To view an extensive list of some of our past speakers, click the button below.


2020 Panelists

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In addition to our featured VIP speakers, dozens of attorneys and executives are slated to attend our Networking Hour exclusive to JELCON participants. Please check back for an updated guest list!

Thomas Abbott, Perkins Coie LLP
Youli Ashkelony, Google
Kobi Dwek, Google
David Ernst, Democracy Space
Ruth Glick, Glick Dispute Resolution
Michael Gold, The Economist Group
David Goldenberg, VLP Law Group LLP
Jeffrey Goldman, Gunderson Dettmer
Geri Green, Law Office of Geri Lynn Green
Bruce Highman, Highman & Highman
Cary Kletter, Kletter Law
Joshua Krafchin, Democracy Space
Tali Krakowsky Apel, Facebook
Erica Labovitz, Indiegogo Inc
Justine Macneil, Macneil Law Office
Idan Netser, Fenwick & West LLP
Eugene Oksman, Kiosite LLC
Elan Rosenman, AudioElxir
Jennifer Schwartz, Outten & Golden
Ruben Shargorodsky, City Alameda Health Care
Hadara Stanton, Office of the Attorney General
Josh Steinhauer, Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP
Anthony Alden, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
Zane Averbach, Lewitt Hackman
Olga Berson, Morgan Lewis
Bonnie Braiker-Gordon, Gordon & Braiker-Gordon
Jennifer Broder, Munger, Tolles & Olson  
Linda Cantor, Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones
Rebecca Cantor, Brooks Kushman
Reid Dammann, Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
Brian Davidoff, Greenberg Glusker
Deborah Davis, Law Offices of Deborah Davis
James Doroshow, Fox Rothschild
Rebecca Edelson, Sheppard Mullin
Scott Ehrlich, Sklar Kirsh  
Spencer Eldred, Cozen O'Connor
Otis Felder, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker
Ken Feldman, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith
Bennett Fidlow, Loeb & Loeb  
Russell Frackman, Harder  
Barry Freeman, Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell  
Justin Goldberg, Arent Fox  
David Hakimfar, Hakimfar Law
Marc Hankin, Hankin Patent Law
Robbin Itkin, DLA Piper
Erin Jacobson, The Music Industry Lawyer
David Katz, Katz & Associates
Darren Kavinoky, The Kavinoky Law Firm
Joan Kessler, JAMS
Jonathan Kleinman, Disney
Michael Kohn, Dick Clark Productions
Ryan Lapine, Diamond Mccarthy  
Rudolph Lehrer, Rudolph Lehrer, Attorney at Law
Bryan Leifer, Lewis Brisbois
Deanna Leifer, Matern Law Group
Marc Levine, Levine & Maybaum
Lori Levine, Cooley
Jack Lipton, Burke, Williams & Sorensen
Allan Marks, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy  
Diana Martin, Hunton Andrews Kurth
Julianna Mather, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker  Jerid Maybaum, Levine & Maybaum
AY Mernick, Akin GumpGil Peles, Tauler Smith  
Mitchell Regenstreif, DLA Piper
Jonathan Richter, Raines Feldman
Richard Rosenberg, Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt
Benjamin Rubinfeld, Ziffren Brittenham  
Joel Samuels, Buchalter Law Firm
Ronie Schmeltz, Tucker Ellis
Michael Segal, Loeb & Loeb
Michal Shany, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips
Mark Shinderman, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
Amy Siegel, O'Melveny & Myers
Brette Simon, Attorney at Law
Darry Sragow, Dentons
Sydney Steinkohl, Cox Law Group
Jeffrey Sultan, Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell
Sharona Toobian, Perkins Coie LLP
Carmen Trutanich, Tucker Ellis
James Wald, Sheppard Mullin
Helene Wasserman, Littler Mendelson
Jonathan Waxman, O'Melveny & Myers
Jeffrey Weiner, Steptoe & Johnson
Andrew Weisberg, O'Melveny


The JEL Conference proudly showcases a full range of Los Angeles’ premier Jewish nonprofits, such as the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, Gift of Life, Hillel, Anti-Defamation League, American Jewish Committee and others, who present volunteering and leadership opportunities to conference participants.

In this way, the JEL Conference represents the pinnacle of JGSI’s trademark fusion of Jewish community leadership with business acumen, effectively inspiring Jewish graduate students and young professionals to become active leaders of the Jewish community while simultaneously helping their own careers through the speakers’ invaluable advice.


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