Raphaella Friedman

Associate
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Overview

Raffi Friedman is an associate in the Firm’s San Diego office, where she litigates complex class actions to hold corporations accountable to consumers and shareholders.

Raffi previously worked as a trial attorney at the Federal Defenders of San Diego. She zealously represented indigent clients charged with immigration offenses, international drug trafficking, illegal firearm possession, wire fraud, and other federal crimes. Her victories include securing a not guilty verdict in a high-stakes jury trial; winning an original motion to suppress; and obtaining many dismissals through her robust litigation and negotiation practice.

Before public defense, Raffi clerked for The Honorable Barry Ted Moskowitz at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California and Chief Justice Daniel E. Winfree of the Alaska Supreme Court.

Raffi obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University and her Juris Doctor degree from U.C. Berkeley School of Law. At Berkeley, Raffi interned with the East Bay Community Law Center defending youth in juvenile court and school expulsion proceedings. She also worked on issues at the intersection of technology and civil liberties as a research assistant and student for the Samuelson Clinic. Off campus, Raffi interned at the ACLU of Southern California’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, externed for The Honorable Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, and worked as a summer litigation associate for a global law firm in Los Angeles.

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Education

  • U.C. Berkeley School of Law, J.D., 2017
  • Yale University, B.A., 2012, Political Science, with distinction

Admissions

California

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