Karen Leung is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Leung was a paralegal at a business immigration law firm in San Francisco, where she worked on cases for Fortune 500 clients and trained incoming paralegals. She also volunteered at the Asian Law Caucus as an intake volunteer and translator. At immigration clinics around the Bay Area, Ms. Leung conducted intake meetings, evaluated client immigration matters, and translated and completed naturalization forms for low-income and elderly clients.
Ms. Leung received her J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles and was elected to the Order of the Coif. She was co-chief managing editor of the Asian Pacific American Law Journal and the co-volunteer director of El Centro Legal Clinics. Ms. Leung also participated in UCLA Law’s First Amendment Clinic, and helped draft an amicus brief on behalf of law professors for a case that was granted certiorari by the Supreme Court of the United States. Ms. Leung received her B.A. in Political Science and Peace & Conflict Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, where she was a student researcher at the University of California, Berkeley Human Rights Center and a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society. She was also a Cal-in-Sacramento Platinum Fellow, one of the nation’s most prestigious campus-based public service internship programs.
Ms. Leung is conversationally fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese Chinese. She is admitted to practice in California.
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