Koren ("Kori") Bell is a partner at Larson LLP in Los Angeles. She is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer who has litigated high-stakes cases in courtrooms around the country, and has led sensitive investigations abroad. She has handled complex white collar criminal matters—including as Counsel of Record in a case she advanced to, and argued before, the U.S. Supreme Court—and civil matters—including as trial counsel in widely publicized complex commercial and civil rights cases. In her diverse practice, Kori represents prominent clients across industries ranging from healthcare to technology, real estate to media and sports. She is fluent in Spanish, and represents clients from all over the world.
Before entering private practice, Kori spent nearly a decade at the Office of the Federal Public Defender in Los Angeles. As a Supervising Trial Deputy in the largest office in the federal defender system, she helped oversee trial litigation, developed district-wide challenges to prosecutions, and defended clients in some of the Office’s most difficult federal criminal trial matters and appeals—including cases involving alleged cross-border criminal activity, each of the federal fraud statutes, bribery, public corruption, and capital murder.
After graduating from Yale Law School, Kori began her career as a law clerk to the Honorable Stephen Reinhardt on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
She is active in the community as a member of the Board of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Mexican American Bar Association Judicial Externship Committee, the ABA Judicial Intern Opportunity Program, and the Chancery Club.