Sophia V. Cohn is an Associate in Lozano Smith's Walnut Creek Office. Her practice focuses on labor and employment, charter school, student, and facilities and business issues.
Prior to joining Lozano Smith, Ms. Cohn’s practice focused on health care advocacy, as well as insurance and public entity litigation defense. She is experienced in various aspects of litigation, including propounding and responding to written discovery, and researching and preparing motions in both state and federal court.
Ms. Cohn received her Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco School of Law (cum laude
), where she received Academic Honors, and a CALI Award for Academic Excellence in Constitutional Law. She was a Senior Staff Member for the Law Review, and served as the Brief Specialist for her school’s Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition team. She also served as the President of the Jewish Law Students Association. As a law student, she served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Edward M. Chen in the Northern District Court of California. Ms. Cohn earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Pitzer College.
December 2019Number 80The risks involved in asking a court to halt the disclosure of documents sought under a California Public Records Act (CPRA) request were just expanded to public agencies. About a year ago, we reported that a pair of court decisions held that private parties who lose in a lawsuit, to prevent government agencies from disclosing personal information, may be required to pay the requester's attorney's fees (see 2018 Client News Brief Number 35). In the recent case of City of...
November 2019Number 69A new law is intended to discourage the improper recruitment and disenrollment of charter school students, particularly students who belong to certain protected classes. Recently signed by Governor Newsom, Senate Bill (SB) 75 adds a provision to California's Charter Schools Act to prohibit charter schools from discouraging a student from enrolling or continuing to enroll in the charter school.The law lists explicitly unlawful bases for "counseling out" students and their...