Lora Krsulich
Associate
Los Angeles Office Phone: (310) 789-3145 Email Download vCard Print Bio to PDF
Education
  • University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (J.D., Order of the Coif)
  • New York University, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service (Master of Public Administration)
  • Boston College (B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude)
Judicial Clerkship
  • Law Clerk to Judge Kim McLane Wardlaw, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Law Clerk to Judge Philip S. Gutierrez, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • Extern to Judge Charles R. Breyer, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
Lora Krsulich
Associate

Lora Krsulich represents plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial litigation across the United States. She has won courtroom battles and helped secure multi-million-dollar settlements for her clients, who range from large corporations to small businesses and individuals.

Equally as diverse as her client roster is the legal areas in which Lora is experienced. She has handled cases related to intellectual property, False Claims Act, fraud, insurance, and shareholders & securities. No matter the subject, Lora instills trust in her team and clients by confidently tackling complex subject matter and translating it into compelling arguments to her audience.

Results

Lora and a team from Susman Godfrey previously represented relators in their California False Claims Act suit against a large construction contractor in California State Court. Taking the lead on depositions of the contractor’s project managers, business managers, and experts and drafting a successful motion for summary adjudication, Lora was instrumental in securing a favorable settlement for the relators.

Lora served as counsel to antenna technology company and repeat Susman Godfrey client, Fractus SA, in a patent infringement case against ZTE Corp. Traversing the globe, Lora handled key depositions, both in the United States and abroad, and then briefed and won a motion to compel ZTE’s sales data and an opposition to a motion to strike. Fractus later agreed to settle its claims for a multi-million-dollar settlement.

Background

Lora joined Susman Godfrey after working as a law clerk to Judge Kim McLane Wardlaw on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and to Judge Philip S. Gutierrez on the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

She graduated from UC Berkeley School of Law in 2016, where she served as editor-in-chief of the California Law Review and co-chair of Berkeley Law’s First-Generation Professionals group.

Before law school, Lora worked as a senior policy advisor for the Office of Prisoner Reentry in Newark, New Jersey, where she won and managed more than $7 million in federal and private grants.

When not working, Lora enjoys spending time at the beach with her husband and two-year-old son, William.

Notable Representations
  • Moskowitz Family LLC v. Globus Medical (E.D. Penn.) Defending Globus Medical, Inc. in a patent infringement case brought by Moskowitz Family LLC. Playing a key role in the matter, Lora has taken a lead on deposition efforts and argued a key discovery motion. The matter is ongoing.
  • Brighton Trustees, LLC as Trustee et al. v. Genworth Life & Annuity Ins. Co. (E.D. Va.) Representing policyholders in a putative class action against an insurance company that raised cost of insurance rates in violation of the terms of a contract with policyholders. Lora has taken and defended key fact witness and expert depositions in the case.
  • Advance Trust & Life Escrow Servs. LTA v. Security Life of Denver Ins. Co. (D. Colo.) Representing a certified class of insurance policy owners against an insurance company that raised cost of insurance rates in violations of the terms of a contract with policyholders. Lora filed and won the motion for class certification and filed and defeated a motion for summary judgment.
  • Granina v. Tarzana Emergency Medical Associates et al. (LA Superior Court) Representing consumers in a case against a Southern California hospital and medical group concerning the practice of surprise balance billing. The case, which is still in early stages, aims to recover overcharges consumers paid as a result of the defendants’ balance billing practices.
  • In re Pattern Energy Group Inc. Securities Litigation (D. Del.) Representing shareholders challenging a $6.1 billion go-private, all-cash sale of Pattern Energy Group, Inc. to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.
  • The Rawlings Group (Kentucky State Court) Defending Rawlings in various employment litigation matters pending in Kentucky State Court.
Honors and Distinctions
  • Order of the Coif
  • Thelen Marrin Law Award Recipient
  • Finalist, McBaine Honors Moot Court Competition
  • Prosser Prizes in Legislation & Statutory Interpretation, and Public Law & Policy
  • Best Brief Award in Written & Oral Advocacy
  • Commendation from the City of Newark, New Jersey City Council for Contributions to Newark’s Prisoner Reentry Program
  • NYU President’s Service Award for outstanding leadership of a student group (Students for Criminal Justice Reform)
Publications
  • Note, Polluted Politics, 105 Calif. L. Rev. 501 (2017)
  • Comment, Diminishing State Power in Nuclear Energy Regulation, 41 Ecology L.Q. 629 (2014)
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • State Bar of California
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Women Lawyers Association Los Angeles