Alan Stamm '52
Alan Stamm graduated from Yale in 1952 with a BA Degree (English major). He attended Yale on a scholarship and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in his Senior Year. Following his graduation from Yale, he served two years of active sea duty in Korea during the War there, and he now holds the rank of Lieutenant Commander (retired) in the US Naval Reserve (Intelligence). After completing his active duty with the Navy, he attended Harvard Law School on a scholarship, and received a J.D. degree from Harvard in 1957. Mr. Stamm has been engaged in the practice of general corporate and business law in California since his graduation from Harvard and is currently a sole practitioner in private practice in Los Angeles (where he has lived for more than 45 years). His past law experience includes more than fifteen years as ‘in-house’ counsel with several large publicly-held companies, including International Rectifier Corporation, Republic Corporation and Mattel, Inc., at each of which he served as Vice President and General Counsel. He has also served for many years as a Judge pro tem for the Los Angeles County Court System, as well as an Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, the NASD and the NYSE (now FINRA). Mr. Stamm is the author of “Legal Problems in the Underground Storage of Natural Gas”, 36 Texas Law Review 161, and is a former lecturer for the Los Angeles City College Television Series, “The Law and You”. His numerous civic activities include Founding Trustee for the Center for Law in the Public Interest, Corporate Counsel for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Business and Professional Committee, membership on the Board of Governors of the Century City Hospital, service on the Board of Trustees of Marlborough School, service on the Board (and on the Executive Committee) of the Yale Alumni Fund, former Board member of the Committee for Simon Rodia’s Towers in Watts, service on the Board of Governors of the AYA, service on the Class of 1952’s Class Council and as Chair of his Class’s Agents for the Alumni Fund, service as an incorporator of several 501(c)(3) California corporations (including the California Perinatal Association and The Independent School Alliance for Minority Affairs). He is also a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, MALDEF and the Sierra Club (life). In recent years he was a recipient of the Yale Alumni Fund’s Chairman’s Award and an AYA Award for Distinguished Service to his Yale College Class. Mr. Stamm and his wife, Shelley, are parents of Lucinda, a 2004 graduate of Yale, who received an MA from the University of Manchester (England) last year and who is currently enrolled at Columbia in a program leading to a Masters of Social Work degree.