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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

Pacific Standard
May 16, 2018
Re: Jean Reisz

Jean Reisz was quoted about the legality of Los Alamitos refusal to acknowledge California's sanctuary policies. "The state attorney general can seek to enforce California's laws through a lawsuit," said Reisz. "If California did sue an individual city, I believe a city such as Los Alamitos would raise the defense that the law was unconstitutional or violated federal law. I think the state attorney general might elect to wait for the outcome of the federal lawsuit against California before beginning other lawsuits that are going to be dealing with the same or similar issues in an effort to conserve judicial resources."

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