Mikaela advocates for injured consumers and other purchasers in complex civil litigation, including the California Gasoline Spot Market Antitrust Litigation, an antitrust case alleging manipulation of the spot market for gasoline in California. She also currently represents owners of Honda and Acura vehicles with sunroofs alleged to spontaneously explode.
During law school, Mikaela externed in the Northern District of California and was the national champion of the Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition. She previously worked for Teach for America, teaching 7th graders in East Palo Alto, California.
Mikaela volunteers with the Federal Pro Bono Project of the Bar Association of San Francisco, currently representing a plaintiff who alleges the San Francisco Zen Center discriminated against him in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- Judicial Extern, U.S. District Judge Susan Illston
J.D., cum laude, University of California, Hastings College of Law
B.A., magna cum laude, Macalester College