While practicing at Gibson Dunn, and in conjunction with Orange County's Public Law Center, Lori led a team of lawyers on behalf of multiple low-income tenants living in a dilapidated Santa Ana apartment building. Lori and her team obtained significant victories for the tenants, including the appointment of a health and safety code receiver to take control of the property, authorization for such receiver to take out a super-priority loan on the property to refurbish it, and class certification.
For her dedication to this pro-bono project, Lori received the California State Bar’s Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services, Gibson Dunn's prestigious Frank Wheat Memorial Award, and the American Jewish Committee’s Learned Hand Emerging Leadership Award.
Lori also worked with the Constitutional Rights Foundation (a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization) for years, supporting their state-wide mock trial program, both coaching high school mock trial teams at Fountain Valley and Saddleback High Schools and judging competitions.
Lori volunteered for Holy Spirit Catholic Church as a high school retreat director, developer, and leader (for nearly 20 years) and as a pastoral council member (for approximately 5 years).