Laura Watson

Associate, Los Angeles



Laura is a litigation associate in the Los Angeles office of White & Case. She serves as a member of a team that handles international litigation for Facebook, Inc.

Prior to joining White & Case, Laura externed for the Honorable Sandra S. Ikuta of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Laura graduated in the top 10 percent of her law school class, which earned her membership to the Order of the Coif. During law school, Laura served as the Senior Submissions Editor of the Southern California Law Review and held additional executive board positions on the Public Interest Law Foundation and the International Refugee Assistance Project. Her law review note was published in the Southern California Law Review and received the 2016 Scribes Award for the best student submission of the year. She also earned the Jurisprudence Award for receiving the highest grade in Legal Research, Writing, and Advocacy and several Alternative Dispute Resolution classes.

In addition, through her work with USC's Mediation Clinic, Laura received training in alternative dispute resolution strategies and provided pro bono mediation services in more than 50 cases for the Los Angeles Superior Court, the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, and the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Bars and Courts
California State Bar
US District Court for the Central District of California
University of Southern California – Gould School of Law
University of California, Los Angeles



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