2018-19 Adviser Forum West has ended
Welcome to Los Angeles, and to 2018 Forum West!
**Reminders: Please bring a notebook and pen to every session, and wear your CAC name badge at all times**

Dear CAC family,
Welcome to my home state of California and our Adviser Forum West! We are thrilled to have you here in the City of Angels and are grateful to our host chapter, the awesome USC Corps! Fight on!

Our theme this year goes to the heart of CAC’s mission -- Advancing Opportunity. The goal over the next few days is to recommit ourselves to advancing opportunity in various ways. We hope you will discover best practices from your peers, engage with the research, reflect on your journey and what may lie ahead by interacting with the alumni panel and industry workshops, and be inspired by our guest speakers whose stories capture in powerful ways the journey to advancing opportunity.

On behalf of our national team and Board of Directors, we are grateful for the work that each of you — 716 advisers serving 210,000 students in 16 states across the country — do every day. We continue to build a national movement at a critical time in our nation’s history. Let us commit to ensuring every student hears those four key words, “I believe in you” and, together, we advance opportunity.

It is an honor to serve with you!

Nicole Hurd
Founder and CEO
College Advising Corps
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Eric Brown

Eric Brown serves as the principal counsel for First Pacific Advisors, LLC (FPA) in Los Angeles, California. FPA manages registered mutual funds, private hedge funds and separate accounts that constitute $31 billion in assets under management. Mr. Brown addresses a variety of issues related to fund formation, private/registered fund and separate account management, transactional and other contract negotiations, U.S. and foreign regulatory and compliance issues, and general corporate matters. Previously, he was an Associate in the Investment Funds practice group at Jackson Walker L.L.P. in Austin, Texas.  Prior to Jackson Walker, he worked in Los Angeles in the legal department at Oaktree Capital Management L.P., and he served as lead counsel to the private equity fund-of-funds business at Wilshire Associates Incorporated. Eric earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Trinity College (Connecticut) and a Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School. He is the first person to graduate from college in his family. He is licensed to practice law in New York, Texas (Inactive) and California (Registered In-House Counsel).