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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

HollywoodLife
June 14, 2017
Re: Daria Roithmayr

Daria Roithmayr was interviewed about the possible legal implications if President Donald Trump obstructed justice. “The probe has widened from Russian interference with US elections to possible obstruction of justice by President Trump,” Roithmayr explained. “The FBI frequently widens its investigation when it uncovers potential evidence of additional wrongdoing. That’s what has happened here. Mueller’s investigators are interviewing witnesses inside and outside the government in connection with Trump’s actions with regard to Comey and others in connection with the Russian inquiry. Mueller will make a set of findings about whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice.”

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Emily Ryo
April, 2017

“The Promise of a Subject-Centered Approach to Understanding Immigration Noncompliance.” Journal on Migration and Human Security 5 (2017): 285.

Abby K. Wood
April, 2017

“Measuring the Information Benefit of Campaign Finance Disclosure,” Southern California Law and Social Science (SoCLASS) Forum, Claremont-McKenna College, Claremont, CA.

Emily Ryo
April, 2017

2017 recipient of the Andrew Carnegie fellowship, Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program.