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Helen C. MacLeod

Adjunct Professor


Helen Chae MacLeod is a commercial litigator who, after completing a judicial clerkship with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, has developed her legal practice among the professionals at Quinn Emanuel, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Howrey LLP, and Oracle Corporation. Her experience includes handling disputes in a wide variety of substantive areas -- such as contracts, business torts, employment, real estate, securities, patent, copyright, environmental, and consumer fraud—and in all stages of litigation, including both state and federal trials and appeals. Currently, Ms. MacLeod combines work as a freelance attorney with a teaching position in the first-year legal writing program at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law.

Ms. MacLeod received a B.A. in economics from Haverford College, and a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School, where she served as Managing Editor of the Minnesota Law Review.  She will teach Advanced Legal Writing in the fall.