About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 120-year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are located on the beautiful 228-acre USC University Park Campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
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Last Updated: January 8, 2020
Elisabeth Freinberg is a vice president of business and legal affairs at Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., having previously served as a director of legal affairs for Warner Bros. Television and as senior counsel to TMZ, which is owned and operated by a division of Warner Bros. Television Group. Prior to joining Warner Bros., from 2007 through 2011, Freinberg litigated cases as an associate at the Los Angeles-based law firm Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP. While at the firm, she had the opportunity to litigate cases on behalf of her clients in both state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels, including before the Supreme Court of the United States.
Freinberg began her legal career as a law clerk, first to the Hon. Margaret M. Morrow of the United States District Court for the Central District of California, and then to the Hon. Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr. of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (and now of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit).
Freinberg earned her BA in history with honors from Columbia University, and her JD cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School. She is admitted to practice in both California and New York, as well as before a number of federal courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States.
Freinberg is a lecturer in law at the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law, where she teaches a course on federal courts.
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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.”
"Saltwater Sovereignty: Tribal Marine Management Authority Along the Pacific Coast.” Online Environmental Law Workshop. University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, MD.
“Comment on Choi, Erickson, & Pritchard, ‘Coalitions among Plaintiffs’ Attorneys in Securities Class Actions’,” Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, Virtual, Toronto, ON, Canada.
“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.