Koren (“Kori”) is Counsel in the Los Angeles office of Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz. Her practice focuses on trials and investigations. Previously, Kori spent over eight years at the Office of the Federal Public Defender in Los Angeles, where she oversaw litigation in the Trial Unit as a Supervising Trial Deputy and defended 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 in the United States Supreme Court shortly before joining the firm. At the trial level, Kori defended a variety of high-stakes cases, including matters involving each of the federal fraud statutes and cross-border criminal activity requiring significant overseas investigation and litigation.
Before serving as a public defender, Kori was a litigation associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, where she defended corporate and individual clients in criminal and regulatory matters and complex commercial disputes. Earlier in her career, she was 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.