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Jennifer Chou

Jennifer Chou

Lecturer in Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA Room: None

Last Updated: January 13, 2019




Jennifer Chou is an assistant United States attorney with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Central District of California, where she has prosecuted crimes involving large-scale gang investigations, RICO, drug and firearms trafficking, kidnapping, murder-for-hire and other violent crimes, cyberstalking, child exploitation, hate crimes, public corruption and bank fraud. She currently serves as the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) coordinator for the office. Previously, she has served as a supervisor for rookie prosecutors and as a coordinator for the USAO’s law student extern program.

Prior to joining the USAO, she clerked for the Honorable Barry G. Silverman on the Ninth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals, as well as worked as a litigator at Latham & Watkins and as an attorney on Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign. She obtained her undergraduate, master’s and law degrees from Stanford University. She teaches trial advocacy at the USC Gould School of Law.

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

The Washington Post
December 2, 2019
Re: Jonathan Handel

Jonathan Handel was quoted on Pete Davidson's nondisclosure agreement for attending his comedy shows, barring the audience from speaking about his shows. Handel mentioned that successfully suing a random fan for $1 million would be nearly impossible. “The optics of going to court and suing one of your fans is really pretty ugly,” Handel said. “It would be foolish to do that.”

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