San Diego Business Journal

Stephen L. Schreiner, a partner in the San Diego law firm of Solomon Ward Seidenwurm & Smith, LLP, has been appointed to the University of California Board of Regents.

Schreiner, a partner in the firm since December 2004, was appointed to a two-year term, serving as a nonvoting member in the fiscal year 2005 and a voting regent in fiscal year 2006.

The 26-member board serves as the governing body of the UC system, which includes 10 campuses, five medical centers and three national labs.

Schreiner serves as advisory member of the board's standing committees on educational policy, finance and investment. He joins fellow San Diego regents, including John Moores, the chairman of the San Diego Padres baseball club, and JMI Services, Inc. and chairman of the board of trustees for the Carter Center; Thomas S. Sayles, the vice president of governmental and community affairs for Sempra Energy; Peter Preuss, the president of the Preuss Foundation, which is involved in brain tumor research; Gerald Parsky, the chairman of Aurora Capital Group; and Eric Juline, retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Schreiner is serving this year as treasurer of the Alumni Associations of the University of California, the systemwide group for the more than 1.3 million UC alumni, and will be vice president next year.

He served as vice president and president of the UC San Diego Alumni Association from 1994 through 1998, and recently finished a term as chairman of the Chancellor's Associates, a program that helps connect the university with alumni and supporters in the community.

Schreiner's litigation practice focuses on such business-related issues as corporate governance problems, shareholder and partnership disputes, and contract, employment, real estate, trade secret, and unfair competition cases.

He is a graduate of the Boalt Hall School of Law at UC Berkeley and earned his undergraduate degree from UCSD.

, Pat Broderick