Congratulations to SA&M attorney Karine Akopchikyan for her appointment as 2020 Vice President of USC Gould Alumni Association.
“The USC Gould Alumni Association is a community of more than 13,000 alumni worldwide. Its mission is to further the tradition of the Trojan Network by creating and maintaining meaningful connections among alumni and with the law school. All graduates of USC Gould's JD and master's degree programs are automatically admitted to the Association. Led by a volunteer alumni board appointed by the dean, the Alumni Association oversees a wide range of networking, educational, and enrichment programming throughout the year.” – USC Gould Alumni Association
For more information about the USC Gould Alumni Association visit here.
Karine Akopchikyan is a Litigator in the Firm’s Business Litigation Practice group. Karine has extensive experience representing and advising plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of business and commercial disputes in state and federal courts. She focuses her practice on resolving complex contractual disputes, intellectual property disputes (including copyright, trademark, patent, right of publicity, and trade secret claims), cyber insurance coverage disputes, and disputes involving unfair competition, fraud, and other business torts. In large part, Karine’s success lies in her integrity, diligence, and ability to bring people together.
Outside of the office, Karine is committed to improving the academic and social outcomes for students in her community. With roots as a credentialed public school teacher, Karine helped create the Pasadena Bar Association’s Mentorship Committee, which connects law students with seasoned attorneys. In addition, she regularly volunteers as an attorney proctor for the Los Angeles Superior Court’s Teen Court Program, which focuses on the rehabilitation of juvenile offenders.
Karine earned her law degree from USC Gould School of Law and presently serves as the Chair of the Los Angeles Chapter of the USC Gould Alumni Committee. While in law school, Karine was a Senior Executive Editor of USC’s Business Law Advisor, which is a student-run publication focused on advisory articles relevant to the intersection of business and law. She also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Ronald S.W. Lew of the United States District Court.
For more information about our Business Litigation Practice or questions contact Karine Akopchikyan at