Office of Communications
The Office of Communications handles a variety of roles for the law school, including news media inquiries, public relations, and marketing.
Please contact the Office of Communications for the following:
Media relations • External and internal communications • Event publicity and calendars • Websites • Social media • Brochures and other print publications • Photo requests • Direct mail • Newsletters • Advertising • Electronic displays • Bulletin boards • Signage • Videotaping • Branding and graphic identity standards
Assistant Dean for Communications
Colleen Taricani is responsible for strategic communications, media relations and public relations at University of California, Irvine School of Law. Prior to joining UC Irvine School of Law, Taricani was a media relations and communications manager for Latham & Watkins, a global law firm. In that capacity, she directed the firm’s worldwide media relations efforts, and strategic communications to develop and implement brand identity. Taricani also worked as a journalist in TV news for CNBC Television and CNN in New York. Taricani practiced law in Orange County as a litigator and received her J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School.
Iris Yokoi is a 20-year veteran reporter and editor at various Southern California newspapers, including the Orange County Register, Long Beach Press-Telegram and Los Angeles Times. Highlights of those years include reporting on the rebuilding efforts in central Los Angeles after the 1992 riots; directing coverage of the dynamic Vietnamese-American community of Orange County; and leading the launch and development of an entertainment/lifestyle web site, SqueezeOC.com. The Southern California native is a graduate of Pepperdine University.