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Veronica Alegría

Veronica Alegría

Lecturer in Law

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

Last Updated: August 28, 2019




Veronica Alegría graduated from Stanford Law School and then clerked for the Hon. Susan Y. Illston, U.S. District Court judge for the Northern District of California. After her clerkship, she practiced white collar criminal defense with Vinson & Elkins in San Francisco and Covington & Burling in Los Angeles. She is currently an Assistant United States Attorney in the International Narcotics, Money Laundering, and Racketeering Section of the Los Angeles U.S. Attorney’s Office. Alegría has indicted or prosecuted more than 100 defendants and conducted seven criminal trials.

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

CNN
March 31, 2020
Re: Edward McCaffery

Edward McCaffery wrote an op-ed about how the new stimulus bill includes a tax break for the 1%. He said, "Under the change, our rich taxpayer couple... can now deduct an unlimited amount of 'excess losses' in real estate against income from other sources. So now real estate moguls with lucrative day jobs or bountiful capital gains from other investments can go back to living tax-free."

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Thomas D. Lyon
January, 2020

“Children’s concealment of a minor transgression: The role of age, maltreatment, and executive functioning,” (with Shanna Williams and Kelly McWilliams) Journal of Experimental Child Psychology 191 (2020).

Thomas D. Lyon
January, 2020

“The effects of the putative confession and evidence presentation on maltreated and non-maltreated 9- to 12-year-olds’ coached concealment of a minor transgression,” (with Angela Evans) Journal of Experimental Child Psychology 188 (2019).

Dan Simon
January, 2020

"The Adversarial Mindset," Psychology, Public Policy and Law.