Partner Laura Malkofsky is a veteran litigator with diverse experience in complex civil litigation, business and commercial litigation, professional liability, elder care/elder abuse liability, directors and officers liability, premises liability, employment litigation and landlord-tenant/habitation defense. Laura has defended commercial property owners in actions pertaining to personal injury disputes, mold contamination, wrongful death and criminal acts committed on the premises.
Laura’s appellate court experience is broad, as she has briefed a myriad of issues such as gender discrimination, defamation, evidentiary issues and more.
She regularly advises clients on how to prevent liability issues, how to effectively communicate should an event occur and how to mitigate damages before litigation ensues. When possible, she uses mediation skills to settle cases in a cost efficient and favorable manner.
Prior to joining Foran Glennon, Laura served as partner at a statewide insurance defense firm.
Laura is a member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association.
Laura has actively served her local community in numerous capacities, including as the President of Sunnyvale Elementary School District Foundation, Parent Teacher Association President and School Site Council President.
Laura earned her J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1989 after completing her B.A. in political science in 1984 from the University of California Davis.
Laura is authorized to practice in California’s state and federal courts.
- Cruey v. Gannett Co., (1998) 64 Cal.App.4th 356