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Karen Ephraim
USC Gould School of Law

Karen Ephraim

Lecturer in Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA Room: 411A

Last Updated: July 17, 2019




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

Bloomberg Government
June 22, 2022
Re: Franita Tolson

Franita Tolson was interviewed about how federal lawsuits from North Carolina, Alabama, and Arkansas test the limits of the Voting Rights Act, the boundaries of state government authority, and the ability of voting rights groups to file racial gerrymandering cases. “These doctrines and approaches in these cases fundamentally reset the rules of the game,” she said. “In 2030 we will live in a completely different world than we lived in in 2020, and 2020 was not favorable to minority voters at all.”

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"Saltwater Sovereignty: Tribal Marine Management Authority Along the Pacific Coast.” Online Environmental Law Workshop. University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, MD.

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“Comment on Choi, Erickson, & Pritchard, ‘Coalitions among Plaintiffs’ Attorneys in Securities Class Actions’,” Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, Virtual, Toronto, ON, Canada.

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“Who’s on First? The Mind-Blowing Attempt to Conceptualize Deference in the Midst of Decision Delays and Agency Repeals,” J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Environmental Law Symposium for the George Washington University School of Law, Virtual, Washington, D.C.