Laurie Cohen Yoo (PHOTO COMING SOON) EMPLOYMENT 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 Partner 2006 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. EDUCATION 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 NABET Scholar National Merit Scholar INDIANA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM, Bloomington, IN Staff Reporter, Indiana Daily Student PUBLICATIONS 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.