Lakshmi Odedra

Board Member

Nguyen Lawyers, ALC


Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law, Orange CA May 2017 Juris Doctor, Merit Scholarship

• Co-Chair of the Diversity and Social Justice Forum Symposium and Publication

Chapman University, Orange CA May 2013

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Communication Studies and Women’s Studies Minors

• Georgetown University, Washington D.C., Fall 2011- The Fund for American Studies Capital Semester

• Oxford University, United Kingdom, Spring 2012, Study Abroad- Politics in South Asia and Rhetorical Theory


Nguyen Lawyers, ALC- Litigation Associate, Long Beach, CA November 2019 — Present

• Manages own caseload, strategizes discovery plan and prepares cases for trial

• Interacts with clients on a daily basis and represents ordinary people who have been tragically injured

• Handles a wide variety of cases including motor vehicle collisions, products liability and wrongful deaths

Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley- Trial Lawyer, Beverly Hills, CA August 2017 — November 2019

• Worked on various types of personal injury litigation, including slip and falls, trip and falls and automobile collisions

• Responsible for drafting all of the law and motion for my supervising attorney, including Motion to Compels, Motions in Limine, Discovery Motions, Motions for Summary Judgment, Demurrers and all Oppositions

• Directly works with clients to prepare discovery responses, as well as Mediation and Arbitration briefs

Bentley & More, LLP- Law Clerk, Irvine, CA January 2017 — April 2017

• Worked with plaintiffs’ personal injury litigators on all aspects of California civil litigation, including involvement in the discovery, legal writing, and trial process

• Conducted extensive legal research and prepared corresponding work product items; reviewed discovery

• Attended client meetings in preparation of trial and wrote memoranda summarizing clients’ medical and personal histories

• Reviewed medical documents and create medical chronologies/medical timelines in PowerPoint for trial

GP3 Institute (Global Private Public Partnership) Institute- Research Fellow, Irvine, CA August 2015 — January 2017

• Provided legal support for a global public-private partnerships including African Green Co. Charity, African Risk Capacity, Global Partnership for Education, and the Caribbean and Central American Partnership for Catastrophe Risk Insurance

• Researched and drafted many legal documents including, a Prospectus, an IP Commons Framework Agreement, and communication pieces focused on explaining the projects to Ministries of Health, Ministries of Finance and political leaders

Samini Scheinberg, PC- Law Clerk, Newport Beach, CA March 2016 — December 2016

• Assisted managing partner of a fast-paced civil litigation department that services a spectrum of clients involving all aspects of commercial, bankruptcy, entertainment, individual, and complex business disputes

• Drafted memoranda, demand letters, mediation briefs and a variety of pretrial motions and pleadings, including complaints, answers, demurrers, and motions to strike

Orange County District Attorney- Consumer Protection Unit Law Clerk, Santa Ana, CA May 2015 — July 2015

• Aided deputy district attorneys in case preparation and litigation for both civil and criminal cases involving false advertising and unfair business practices under the California Business and Professional Code §17508

• Conducted legal research related to the unit’s prosecutorial activities, wrote legal memoranda and substantiation letters, and prepared trial motions, complaints and settlements

U.S. Department of Justice – Consumer Protection Branch Legal Intern, Washington, DC August 2011 — December 2011

• Prepared trial materials for Federal Trade Commission (FTC) criminal cases, including transcribing recordings to transcript, organizing trial materials, and creating victim list spreadsheets

• Reviewed marketing materials submitted to the Food & Drug Administration by a pharmaceutical company to determine whether those advertisements showed false statements or other indication of illegal conduct