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Preston Ascherin
USC Gould School of Law

Preston Ascherin

Director of Externships

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: February 23, 2022




Preston K. Ascherin is the director of externships and an adjunct associate professor of law at the USC Gould School of Law. He has previously taught legal writing to LLM students and served as administrative director with Gould's Center for Dispute Resolution.

He is a partner with Akerman LLP in its Consumer Financial Services Practice Group. Ascherin litigates in state court, district court, bankruptcy court and both state and federal appeals court. While an associate with Akerman, he was seconded as in-house counsel with Citibank managing litigation in dozens of states and in Puerto Rico.

He received his JD from UCLA and a BA in economics from USC.

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