Laura M. Chavkin
Laura Chavkin specializes in litigation, and has previously worked on securities, intellectual property and ERISA/employee benefits matters. At Trucker Huss APC, Ms. Chavkin counseled corporate clients regarding a range of issues including 401(k) plan and tax issues, and health care documents. In addition to performing legal research, Ms. Chavkin participated in settlement discussions and represented clients at court ordered mediations and represented clients at Department of Labor investigation interviews. Ms. Chavkin also has appeared in federal court to represent clients in a motion for default judgment.
Previous to Trucker Huss, Ms. Chavkin served as a Litigation Associate at Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher, L.L.P. where she worked on a broad range of securities litigation, intellectual property litigation and commercial litigation. She assisted in research and writing of motions for summary judgment, prepared reply briefs, attended case management conferences, researched and wrote memoranda regarding securities litigation, venture capital, commercial litigation and intellectual property. She prepared various pleadings, including witness statements for arbitration, special interrogatories, and motions for protective order.
Ms. Chavkin has also represented pro bono clients, including contested guardianship cases for San Mateo Legal Aid Society, winning all cases. Other pro bono cases included a case with Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Legal Services for Children and a civil rights case with the Federal Pro Bono Project. She has volunteered at the East Palo Alto Community Law Clinic to provide advice to clients who could not afford representation.
While at Stanford, she was a member of the Stanford Law Review, serving as Associate Editor. In addition, she worked at the Cyber Law Clinic and was a graduate teaching assistant. She was the co-chair for Stanford Law School 10 year class reunion.