Laurie Cohen Yoo
(PHOTO COMING SOON)
WESTFIELD, LLC Los Angeles, California
Associate General Counsel 2007 – current
Manage and oversee litigation for shopping center developer’s entire US portfolio, encompassing more than 50
shopping centers. Direct strategy for consistent caseload of over 150 ongoing legal actions, including contract,
fraud, discrimination, patent, tax, and public access claims. Direct outside counsel and consultants across multiple
jurisdictions. Develop and implement national and state-specific policies and practices related to ADA
compliance and public access. Negotiate and draft settlements, amendments, and terminations. Develop and
negotiate business resolutions to complex litigation and pre-litigation disputes. Analyze and draft lease and
contract language. Represent company at mediations, settlement conferences, hearings, and trials.
KATTEN MUCHIN ROSENMAN Los Angeles, California
Associate 1998- 2006
Litigation partner specializing in real estate litigation. Represented shopping center developers in litigation
related to real property ownership, landlord/tenant conflicts, federal and state ADA claims, fraud and
misrepresentation allegations, and tax disputes. Trial, deposition, mediation and extensive law and motion
practice. Drafted and negotiated settlement agreements, contracts, and lease amendments. Lead counsel for real
estate and contract disputes. Advised shopping center owners on contract language, discrimination laws, and
constitutional claims related to shopping center public access law.
OFFICE OF LEGAL COUNSEL, U.S. HOLOCAUST MUSEUM Washington, D.C.
Legal Intern Summer, 1996
Prepared legal memoranda on issues of copyright, administrative and constitutional law. Researched museum’s
legislative history and statutory construction to determine application of federal guidelines.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, May, 1998
Joseph Drown Foundation Fellow
UCLA Law Review – Editor.
UCLA Journal of Environmental Law & Policy – Staff
POMONA COLLEGE, Claremont, CA
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Cum Laude, May, 1995
Associate Opinion Editor, The Student Life
National Merit Scholar
INDIANA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM, Bloomington, IN
Staff Reporter, Indiana Daily Student
Union Access in Shopping Centers, Guide to Union and Public Access in Shopping Centers,
International Council of Shopping Centers publication (2005) (with Thomas J. Leanse, Esq., Adam S.
Goldberg, Zachary May).
Oregon Supreme Court Decision Limits Petitioners’ Access to Private Property, Shopping Center Legal
Update, Vol 20, Issue 3 (Winter, 2000) (with Thomas J. Leanse, Esq.).
Comment: Application of the Realist and Liberal Perspectives to the Implementation of War Crimes
Trials: Case Studies of Nuremberg and Bosnia, 2 UCLA Journal of International Law and Foreign
Affairs, Spring/Summer 1997.