Koren (“Kori”) is an experienced trial lawyer who has litigated high-stakes civil and criminal cases in federal and state court. Since joining Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz as Counsel, she has developed and implemented case strategies that have produced favorable results for clients before and after trial. Most recently, she served as trial counsel for the NCAA and helped obtain a complete defense verdict in a highly-publicized defamation case arising from the Reggie Bush scandal.
Previously, Kori spent over eight years at the Office of the Federal Public Defender in Los Angeles. As a Supervising Trial Deputy, she helped oversee trial litigation, devise management improvements, and develop district-wide challenges to prosecutions. During her tenure, Kori defended indigent clients in some of the Office’s most complex and difficult federal criminal trial matters and appeals. Among them was Shaw v. United States, which Kori argued as Counsel of Record in the United States Supreme Court. At the trial level, Kori defended a variety of serious cases, including matters involving alleged cross-border criminal activity, each of the federal fraud statutes, bribery, public corruption, and capital murder.
Kori began her career as a law clerk to the Honorable Stephen Reinhardt on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She was then a Skadden Fellow at the Education Law Center, where she represented a plaintiff class of schoolchildren from 31 low-wealth districts before the New Jersey Supreme Court and the lower courts, and an associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.