With a focus on civil business civil litigation, I’m fortunate to have found a place like Yoffe & Cooper that allows me to balance a career along with my role as mom of three, and where I’m able to collaborate with like-minded attorneys passionate about achieving the best possible outcome for clients.
Prior to joining the team at Yoffe & Cooper, and after taking several years off from litigating to get my children out of diapers and into school, I spent seven years as an associate, and later, a counsel, in the San Francisco and Los Angeles offices of O’Melveny & Myers, LLP. During my time there, I handled complex business litigation, shareholder and product liability class actions, derivative suits, fraud, and contract matters, focusing on substantial law and motion work, in addition to discovery coordination. I argued cases in both state and federal court, including the Ninth Circuit.
I consistently endeavor to use my law degree to help those who may not have the resources to retain legal counsel and, to that end, have handled a variety of pro bono matters, from adoption and asylum cases to habeas corpus and discrimination actions. I’m involved in local philanthropy, running the annual Richstone Family Center Food Drive at my children’s elementary school, and through my work with Sandpipers, a 100% volunteer women’s organization.
I graduated cum laude from U.C.L.A., studied politics at Exeter University (J.K. Rowling’s alma mater!), and, graduated from U.C.L.A. Law School where I was the Senior Editor on the U.C.L.A. Law Review.
Outside of attorney-ing, volunteering, and mothering, you can find me binge-reading (probably historical fiction; hopefully on the beach); writing; cycling; skiing; and traveling with my family.