Laura Moedano

Associate

Overview

Laura Moedano is an associate and litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, based in the firm’s Los Angeles office, where she is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice.

Prior to working at Foley, Laura was a summer associate in the Dallas office of a law firm with over 500 lawyers worldwide, where she drafted a petition to modify restriction in gift instrument for a University of California Pro Bono matter. She also drafted a section of a brief for a Turkish Protestor Litigation Pro Bono matter. She was also a summer associate for The Michaels Companies, Inc. in Irving, Texas, where she attended the annual shareholder meeting and assisted in drafting cease and desist letters and vendor contracts.

While in law school, Laura was a judicial Intern for The Honorable Tony M. Davis, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Texas. Laura was also a legal and policy aide for Nathan Johnson, Texas State Senator, District 16, in Austin, Texas, during the 86th Legislative Session. In this role, Laura assisted with several Health and Human Services Committee matters, met with constituents and interest groups, and drafted key research and legal documents. Laura also proposed a bill that ultimately became the Senator’s first bill to become law.

Additionally, Laura was a research assistant for William C. Powers Jr., Jamail Chair in Law, and Former President at The University of Texas, accumulating sources for an early draft of Learning to Think Like a Lawyer. Laura then became a research assistant for John Deigh, Professor of Philosophy and Law at The University of Texas, assisting with the completion of William C. Powers’ Learning to Think Like a Lawyer manuscript.

Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law (J.D., 2020)
    • Managing editor, Texas Journal on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
    • Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law
    • PracticePro 1L Diversity Scholar, Class of 2020
      • Texas Career Conference Diversity Scholar Keynote Speaker (Austin 2020)
    • Mentorship: Chicano/Hispanic Law Student Association; Law Students Mentoring Undergraduates
  • The University of Arizona (M.A., Philosophy, 2016)
  • The University of Arizona (B.A., Philosophy, 2015)
  • The University of Arizona (B.A., Global Studies, 2015)
    • Study Abroad: Programs in South Africa, Swaziland, Peru, Brazil, Hungary, Slovakia, Serbia, and Germany

Languages

  • Spanish (native fluency)
  • Portuguese (professional fluency)

Admissions

  • California