Julia Strickland joins USC Kaufman Board of Councilors

November 15, 2021

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Julia Strickland and her husband Tim Wahl | Photo courtesy of Julia Strickland

Julia Strickland, a lifelong patron and advocate of performing arts, became the newest member of the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance Board of Councilors. In addition to USC Kaufman, she supports many other performing arts organizations. These include A.I.M by Kyle Abraham, Center Dance Arts, American Dance Movement and The Music Center.

A results oriented approach

Aside from her devotion to the arts, Strickland works as a financial services litigator. Recognized as a leader in her profession numerous times, the Los Angeles Daily Journal and the Los Angeles Business Journal named Strickland “Top Woman Lawyer” and “Lawyer of the Year.” Strickland works as the Managing Partner of Stroock’s Los Angeles office, leading the firm’s Financial Service Litigation, Regulation and Enforcement group as well as sitting on their National Executive Committee. She works tirelessly for her clients and tackles cases with a results-oriented approach. Bringing her experience to USC Kaufman, Strickland will support the school’s students and mission alongside Dean Robert Cutietta and other board members.

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with the impressive group of USC Kaufman Board of Councilors members to support the School’s talented students, as well as the broader dance community,” said Strickland.

Advancing the mission

Including Strickland, the USC Kaufman Board of Councilors consists of many esteemed members. Among them are Donya Bommer, Robert N. Braun, M.D., Ramona L. Cappello, Jennifer Cheng, Bryn DeBeikes, Debbie Felix, Ann Gianopulos, founder Glorya Kaufman, Ellie Kitta, Gale Luce, Nigel Lythgoe, Anita Mann, Renae Williams Niles, Bradley Tabach-Bank, Joe Tremaine and Sue Tsao. Comprised of prominent individuals in dance, academic, university, corporate or philanthropic arenas, the Board of Councilors works to advance USC Kaufman’s mission. They contribute to the School’s stability and growth through representation and financial support.

“I am thrilled to welcome Julia to our Board of Councilors. Her passion for dance and arts advocacy make her an ideal addition and I look forward to working with her,” said Dean Cutietta.