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Apalla Chopra

Partner, O’Melveny & Myers

THE LATEST: Chopra recently represented USC’s board of trustees in a high-profile internal investigation related to the university’s knowledge of and response to accusations of misconduct by a physician at the school’s student health center. She also is leading multiple companies’ strategic response to government investigations into gender discrimination.

BACKGROUND: Chopra serves as chairwoman of her firm’s labor and employment practice. In addition to scoring numerous victories in traditional labor and employment cases, Chopra is a leading authority on conducting independent investigations into high-profile allegations of employee misconduct on behalf of companies, boards and special committees, placing her squarely at the center of the national dialogue around sexual harassment.

WORTH NOTING: Chopra also serves on O’Melveny’s partner diversity working group, which works to ensure diversity and inclusion at the firm’s highest ranks.

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