Karen A. Lorang is a real estate attorney in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson, with a background in general corporate work and experience in commercial litigation. Ms. Lorang’s real estate and land use transactional practice includes purchase and sale, finance, leasing, land use and environmental issues. Her corporate experience includes a wide range of transactions and business matters, including mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance.
Before joining the firm, Ms. Lorang served as law clerk to the Honorable Andrew J. Kleinfeld of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Fairbanks, Alaska. From 2007-2009, Ms. Lorang drafted and negotiated various contracts for investment funds and portfolio companies as a legal analyst with Goldman, Sachs & Co. in its Merchant Banking Division.
Ms. Lorang graduated second in her class at UCLA School of Law. She was an articles editor for the UCLA Law Review and received the UCLA Law Review Award for Outstanding Student Scholarship. During law school, Ms. Lorang also taught an undergraduate seminar on incentives in the law through UCLA’s Collegium of University Teaching Fellows program.
Ms. Lorang received her B.A. in economics from Swarthmore College, and was a Deans’ Award recipient. In addition to her client work, Ms. Lorang is a member of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice.
She is also an active member of the MTO Fellows Committee, a unique program which assists students of diverse backgrounds who have recently graduated from college and plan to attend law school. She serves on Munger Tolles’ Recruiting, Development and Retention, and Diversity Committees and is a co-chair of the firm’s Minorities’ Initiative.
- UCLA Law School (J.D., 2012) Order of the Coif; articles editor, UCLA Law Review
- Swarthmore College (B.A., 2007) Dean’s Award
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