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Karen Ephraim

Karen Ephraim

Lecturer in Law

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 8, 2017

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA Room: 338




Karen Ephraim has been a litigation attorney in Los Angeles for more than 10 years. She is currently Of Counsel at Elkins Kalt Weintraub Reuben Gartside LLP, where she practices general civil litigation. Previously, she was an associate with Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP. She has been a lecturer in law at USC Gould School of Law since 2015. Ephraim received her BA from Cornell University and her JD from UC Berkeley School of Law, where she was an editor of the California Law Review and the Berkeley Technology Law Journal and a teaching assistant in the Legal Research and Writing Program. During law school, she also was a finalist of the James Patterson McBaine Honors Moot Court Competition and served as a judicial extern for The Honorable Ronald S. W. Lew, judge of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Prior to law school, Ephraim was a journalist covering the media and entertainment and biotechnology industries for Bloomberg News.

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

The Washington Post
February 14, 2018
Re: Orin Kerr

Orin Kerr had comments cited about a possible payment President Donald Trump's lawyer made to an adult-film star to remain silent about a sexual relationship with Trump. “All Cohen says is that he used his personal funds to ‘facilitate a payment of $130,000,'” Kerr writes. “To ‘facilitate’, the dictionary tells us, means to assist with or to make something easier. Given that, I would think that the most literal reading of Cohen’s statement is just that he used his own funds to arrange the payment.” MSNBC also cited the comments.

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