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Robyn Kali Bacon

Robyn Kali Bacon

Lecturer in Law

Last Updated: Monday, July 10, 2017

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




Robyn Kali Bacon is a deputy chief in the General Crimes Section of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of California, where she heads the Criminal Complaints unit. Previously, she was an AUSA in the Violent and Organized Crime Section where she prosecuted and tried numerous complex cases involving violent crime, gangs and child exploitation. Bacon was also the International Organized Crime coordinator and the co-coordinator for the Conviction and Sentencing Alternatives ("CASA") program, a joint pre-trial diversion program operated by the U.S. Attorney's Office, the Federal Public Defender, the district court and U.S. Pretrial Services aimed toward providing an alternative to incarceration for certain federal defendants. Before joining the U.S. Attorney's Office, Bacon was a litigation associate at Munger, Tolles and Olson.

Bacon is a graduate of Harvard Law School, USC Film School and Harvard University.

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

The Undefeated
April 19, 2018
Re: USC Gould School of Law

Thomas Lenz was quoted on how the NFL's refusal to hire quarterback Colin Kaepernick, as well as safety Eric Reid may bolster Kaepernick's case against the NFL for conspiring to keep him out of the league because of his political views. “To the extent that someone else has some parallel activity, some similar involvement, it certainly cast suspicion [on what’s occurring in the NFL]," said Lenz. “It’s the sort of thing that, as the facts bear out, you have to wonder if there’s some sort of pattern going on. … It definitely warrants some inquiry.”

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"The Right Tax at the Right Time," Florida Tax Review 21 (2017): 208.

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“The Perversion of the Tax Policy Process,” Keynote Address at the USC Tax Institute, Los Angeles, CA.