Education

  • University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif, Comments Editor, UCLA Law Review, 2016
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. summa cum laude, Anthropology and French, 2013

Admissions

  • California, 2016
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Cara Trapani is an associate at Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP.  She works on complex litigation and prelitigation matters, with an emphasis on civil rights, disability rights, employment, and business at the trial court and appellate levels in federal and state court. 

Prior to joining RBGG, Ms. Trapani served as a law clerk to the Honorable Harry Pregerson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2016-2017).  Full bio »

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T: 415-433-6830
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Cara Trapani is an associate at Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP.  She works on complex litigation and prelitigation matters, with an emphasis on civil rights, disability rights, employment, and business at the trial court and appellate levels in federal and state court. 

Prior to joining RBGG, Ms. Trapani served as a law clerk to the Honorable Harry Pregerson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2016-2017).  Ms. Trapani received a J.D., Order of the Coif, from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, with specializations from the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy and the Critical Race Studies Program.  

During law school, Ms. Trapani served as a Comments Editor on the UCLA Law Review.  She also participated in UCLA Law’s Civil Rights Litigation Clinic, where she advocated on behalf of prisoners in Los Angeles County jails, and the Youth and Justice Clinic, where she worked to eliminate the school-to-prison pipeline.  Ms. Trapani received a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Admissions

  • California, 2016

Professional Experience

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Harry Pregerson, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2016-2017

Cara Trapani is an associate at Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP.  She works on complex litigation and prelitigation matters, with an emphasis on civil rights, disability rights, employment, and business at the trial court and appellate levels in federal and state court. 

Prior to joining RBGG, Ms. Trapani served as a law clerk to the Honorable Harry Pregerson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2016-2017).  Ms. Trapani received a J.D., Order of the Coif, from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, with specializations from the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy and the Critical Race Studies Program.  

During law school, Ms. Trapani served as a Comments Editor on the UCLA Law Review.  She also participated in UCLA Law’s Civil Rights Litigation Clinic, where she advocated on behalf of prisoners in Los Angeles County jails, and the Youth and Justice Clinic, where she worked to eliminate the school-to-prison pipeline.  Ms. Trapani received a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Education

  • University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif, Comments Editor, UCLA Law Review, 2016
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. summa cum laude, Anthropology and French, 2013

Publications

  • Police Officer Sexual Misconduct: An Urgent Call to Action in a Context Disproportionately Threatening Women of Color, 32 Harvard Journal on Racial & Ethnic Justice 153 (2016)
  • Police Officer Sexual Misconduct: An Urgent Call to Action in a Context Disproportionately Threatening Women of Color, 32 Harvard Journal on Racial & Ethnic Justice 153 (2016)