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Deepika Sharma

Deepika Sharma

Lecturer in Law

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

Last Updated: August 20, 2018




Deepika Sharma is a senior staff attorney in the Homelessness Prevention Law Project at Public Counsel. She developed Public Counsel’s dedicated affirmative housing litigation unit. Most recently, she is serving as the lead attorney in a multi-building Fair Housing Act case, Martinez v Optimus, challenging the discriminatory harassment and predation against tenants that flourishes in gentrifying neighborhoods. Sharma also works on impact litigation cases aimed at racial equity and access for people with disabilities. To date, she has represented several hundred tenants and conducted several bench and jury trials. Prior to joining Public Counsel, Sharma was the supervising attorney at the Eviction Defense Network in Los Angeles. She began her career as an associate in the Litigation Department of Morrison & Foerster's Los Angeles office. Sharma also spent a year in Phnom Penh, Cambodia working for the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, also known as the Khmer Rouge Tribunals. She earned her JD from the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law in 2007. While in law school, she was a clerk for the East Bay Community Law Center in the housing unit and for the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles in the Torture Survivors Unit. Sharma earned her BA degree in Mass Communications from UC Berkeley in 2000, where she graduated with Highest Honors. 

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The Wall Street Journal
April 23, 2019
Re: Edward Kleinbard

Edward Kleinbard was quoted about the legal standard Congress must meet to request President Trump's tax returns. "He's more than cleared any conceivable bar to obtain the returns and hold them in executive session," Kleinbard said.

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Jonathan Barnett
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"Antitrust Overreach: Undoing Cooperative Standardization in the Digital Economy," Michigan Technology Law Review.

Dorothy S. Lund
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“Nonvoting Shares and Efficient Corporate Governance,” Law Faculty Workshop, Pepperdine School of Law, Malibu, CA.

Gregory Keating
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Gregory Keating presented and commented on Margaret Gilberts' "Rights And Demands," at the Rights and Demands Conference held by the University of California, Irvine Center for Law and Philosophy.