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Leeanna Izuel

Leeanna Izuel

Associate Dean and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA Room: ATT 340

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Dean Izuel plans six Continuing Legal Education programs at USC Gould School of Law each year, recruiting respected speakers and designing cutting-edge curriculum focusing on topics such as Intellectual Property, Tax and Corporate Counsel.

Prior to coming to USC Gould, Izuel was an associate with the Corporate Transactions Practice Group at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher where she led more than 65 finance, securities and mergers and acquisitions transactions. She also was a municipal finance associate with two L.A. firms, where she represented clients including the Southern California Public Power Authority and the Cities of Anaheim, Tustin and Colton in connection with offerings of debt securities.

She received a BA, magna cum laude, from the UCLA; a JD from UCLA School of Law; and an LLM in taxation from Loyola Law School. She is a member of the Los Angeles and American bar associations and the National Association of Bond Lawyers. Since 2002, she has been a pro bono attorney/corporate secretary for Harry Potter Education Fanon.

Articles and Book Chapters

  • Leeanna Izuel & Leslie Y. Park, "Tax-Exempt Organizations and Internet Commerce: The Application of the Royalty and Volunteer Exceptions to Unrelated Business Taxable Income", 2004 Tax Notes Today 97-38, May 19, 2004, reprinted in 31 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 245 (2004). - (Hein)
  • "Comment, Property Owners' Constructive Possession of Treasure Trove: Rethinking the Finders Keepers Rule", 38 UCLA L. Rev. 1659 (1991). - (Hein)
  • Abstract, Recent Development: NEC v. Intel: Breaking New Ground in the Law of Copyright, 3 Harv. J.L. & Tech. 209 (1990), 43 Fed. Comm. L.J. 108 (1990). - (Hein)

Other Activities

  • Honorable Mention, 2004 Tannenwald Writing Competition (national writing competition on tax-related topics): Rules vs. Standards: Revisiting the Dutch Boy’s Success.

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

The Washington Post
January 18, 2018
Re: Edward Kleinbard

Edward Kleinbard was quoted about the benefits Apple will reap after it pays an initial tax to repatriate its foreign profits. “On the one hand, this is a record payment. On the other hand, it shows how successful they’ve been at gaming the system” around the world, said Kleinbard.

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Edward Kleinbard
November, 2017

Edward Kleinbard wrote an op-ed, "Beware the Fine Print — a GOP Tax Cut for Small Businesses is More Like a Giveaway for the Rich", posted to The Los Angeles Times on November 13, 2017.

Gillian Hadfield
November, 2017

Gillian Hadfield's paper, "Privatizing Law: Is Rule of Law an Equilibrium Without Private Ordering?," was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for seven eJournals/topics.

Rebecca Brown
November, 2017

Rebecca Brown attained SSRN's designation as being in the top 10% of Authors on SSRN by all-time downloads.