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Jennifer Chou
USC Gould School of Law

Jennifer Chou

Lecturer in Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA Room: None

Last Updated: January 13, 2019




Jennifer Chou is an assistant United States attorney with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Central District of California, where she has prosecuted crimes involving large-scale gang investigations, RICO, drug and firearms trafficking, kidnapping, murder-for-hire and other violent crimes, cyberstalking, child exploitation, hate crimes, public corruption and bank fraud. She currently serves as the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) coordinator for the office. Previously, she has served as a supervisor for rookie prosecutors and as a coordinator for the USAO’s law student extern program.

Prior to joining the USAO, she clerked for the Honorable Barry G. Silverman on the Ninth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals, as well as worked as a litigator at Latham & Watkins and as an attorney on Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign. She obtained her undergraduate, master’s and law degrees from Stanford University. She teaches trial advocacy at the USC Gould School of Law.

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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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