Courtney D. King

Associate

Overview

Courtney King is an associate with Foley & Lardner LLP, based in the firm’s San Francisco office, where she is a member of the firm’s Transactions Practice.

Prior to working at Foley, Courtney was a corporate associate and prepared documents for private equity investments, restructuring and other general corporate matters. She was also a litigation associate for a law firm in which she obtained a significant settlement for a landlord against its HOA in a breach of contract and negligence matter. She also prepared pretrial documents for a medical client seeking reinstatement of its license to practice.

Courtney was a graduate research intern in Tokyo, where she prepared reports and oral statements to the United Nation’s Human Rights Council on the Cambodian government’s campaign of suppression against criticism. She compiled statistics on the Thai poultry industry, workers’ rights issues and prepared a comparative analysis report on hate speech regulation in the U.S. and Japan.

She was also a judicial extern to Justice Jon Streeter at the First District Court of Appeal in San Francisco, California, where she drafted memoranda on complex civil and criminal issues such as DNA record expungement for reclassified offenses and attended oral arguments for civil matters ranging from property tax issues to class action lawsuits. Prior to her work at the First District Court of Appeal, Courtney was a labor and employment litigation intern where she prepared pretrial documents for a race and sex discrimination matter, researched Georgia zoning laws for a pro bono matter on landlord-tenant rights, and created an employee training presentation for an external third party.

Education

  • University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Berkeley, CA (J.D., 2018)
    • Business law certificate
    • Recipient, Dean’s Fellowship
    • Award, Best Oral Advocate        
    • Sidley Austin LLP 1L Diversity Summer Mentorship Program
    • Georgia State University College of Law, Pre-law scholar
    • Submissions editor, Berkeley Business Law Journal
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution Competition member, Board of Advocates
    • Treasurer, Law Students of African Descent
  • Spelman College, Atlanta, GA (B.A., magna cum laude, 2014)
    • Political science
    • Dean’s list
    • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
    • Best editor award, Blue Print Newspaper

Community Engagement

  • Volunteer attorney, National Lawyers Guild of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
  • COVID-19 disaster event volunteer, American Red Cross, Los Angeles, CA
  • Business conference volunteer, California Minority Counsel Program, San Francisco, CA

Admissions

  • California

Capabilities