Why I Give
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'69, J.D. '72
AND DENISE KATZ:
Katz wants everyone to connect. To get involved. To make a contribution
as a proud member of the UCLA Bruin family. Many evenings and weekends,
Katz appears before an audience of potential donors, new UCLA parents
or other promising parties and, brimming with enthusiasm, runs through
his points of connection.
has afforded me the opportunity to be successful in my professional
career," he says.
is a partner with the law firm of Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp
LLP in West Los Angeles, where he specializes in corporate securities
and finance, with an emphasis on asset-backed securitization. He
received his J.D. in 1972 from UCLA's School of Law, following his
B.S. in 1969 from the School of Engineering.
is the place that educated my brothers and sisters," Katz continues.
four younger siblings Heidi, Pam, Jonathan and Benjamin
have undergraduate and graduate degrees in fields ranging from fine
arts to medicine.
is the place where I met my wife," he says. A fraternity brother
had invited him to a dorm dance at Dykstra Hall. "He'd been
to a dance there the week before, where he met a girl that he really
liked," Katz recalls. "He said she was coming to the next
dance and bringing one of her high school friends. He told me, 'Come
to the dance, you might like her.' "
name was Denise, and he did like her. Two years later, they married.