Laura S. Trice

Lead Deputy County Counsel

Laura joined the Impact Litigation and Social Justice Section of the Office of the County Counsel in 2015.  She litigates affirmative cases on behalf of the County and the People of the State of California under California’s False Advertising Law, False Claims Act, and other laws.  She also helps develop County legislation and policy initiatives aimed at improving the health, working, and living conditions of County residents.  Prior to joining the Office of the County Counsel, Laura litigated cases on behalf of workers, unions, and students as an associate at Altshuler Berzon LLP.  During and prior to law school, Laura worked with organizations advocating for immigrants’ rights and humane immigration policy.

Laura’s professional expertise includes:

  • Affirmative litigation
  • Labor and employment law

Education

  • New York University, School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2010

    • Palmer Weber Fellow in Civil Rights, Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Program
    • Notes Editor, New York University Law Review
  • Yale University, M.A., 2006
  • Williams College, B.A., summa cum laude, 2000 

Professional Associations

  • Board of Directors of the American Constitution Society's Bay Area Lawyers Chapter (2015-present) 

Prior Experience

  • Associate at Altshuler Berzon, LLP  (2012-2015)
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable David S. Tatel, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit  (2011-2012)
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Lucy H. Koh, United States District Court for the Northern District of California  (2010-2011)

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