Isabel Bussarakum’s practice includes a broad range of civil and criminal matters. Her civil experience includes cases involving business and contractual disputes, trade secret misappropriation, partnership agreements and trust documents, and malpractice and professional liability. Ms. Bussarakum was recently part of a trial team that won a significant verdict of $6,154,810.40, on behalf of the plaintiff, in a trade secret civil case in Los Angeles Superior Court.
In her criminal practice, Ms. Bussarakum has represented clients in matters involving securities violations, money laundering, false advertising, mail and wire fraud, immigration-related fraud, counterfeit goods, and expungement of criminal records in state courts. Through the firm’s pro bono program, she has successfully obtained asylum for a client, and negotiated a settlement involving 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claims in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Prior to joining Caldwell Leslie & Proctor, PC, Ms. Bussarakum served as an Arthur Liman Public Interest Law Fellow at the Racial Disparity Project in Seattle, Washington, where she helped launch the nation’s first pre-booking arrest diversion program. She also served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Michael W. Fitzgerald of the United States District Court of the Central District of California.