Larson O’Brien is pleased to announce that veteran litigator Koren (“Kori”) L. Bell has joined the firm as a partner in Los Angeles.
Kori is an experienced trial lawyer who has successfully litigated high-stakes civil and criminal cases in federal and state court. Her addition to Larson O’Brien’s team of prominent litigators strengthens the firm’s robust white collar defense, commercial litigation, and appellate practices.
Kori joins Larson O’Brien from Washington, D.C.-based trial boutique Wilkinson Walsh Eskovitz, where she litigated complex commercial disputes and white-collar criminal matters. Most recently, Kori was trial counsel and obtained a complete defense verdict for the NCAA in a high-profile defamation case brought by former USC assistant football coach, Todd McNair. She is an eight-year veteran of the Office of the Federal Public Defender in Los Angeles, where she served as a Supervising Trial Deputy. While a Federal Public Defender, Kori argued a case concerning the federal bank fraud statute before the U.S. Supreme Court.
She began her career as a law clerk to the Honorable Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Kori received her law degree from Yale Law School.
Kori is the firm’s third hire of an experienced and prominent attorney in as many months. Associates Dana M. Howard and K. Darcy Elgin recently joined the firm from Best, Best & Krieger LLP and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, respectively.
“Kori is an accomplished trial lawyer whose creativity, skill, and experience will enhance our ability to deliver exceptional service and superior results to our clients.” — Stephen G. Larson
“We are honored to welcome Kori to Larson O’Brien. Her accomplishments as a distinguished trial lawyer are outstanding. She will be a tremendous resource to our clients.” — Robert C. O’Brien
Kori’s move to Larson O’Brien was covered in an article by Rick Archer of Law360, which can be viewed here.