Andrea M. Schoor-West is a Deputy Attorney General with the California Department of Justice. She is in the Business Litigation Section (formerly known as the Business and Tax Section) of the Civil Division. Before joining the DOJ, Andrea’s practice focused on representing lenders, receivers, developers, general contractors and other companies and individuals in litigation, bankruptcy and appellate matters throughout the state. She regularly represented clients in cases involving claims for breach of contract, fraud, quiet title, wrongful foreclosure, slander of title, promissory estoppel, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence, elder abuse, violations of TILA, RESPA, and other common law, statutory and regulatory issues. Andrea also has experience representing SEC receivers, as well as pharmaceutical and medical device companies in class actions and mass tort litigation. In addition to her litigation experience, Andrea has experience doing corporate transactional work, real estate leasing, and land use.
For many years, Andrea was a regular volunteer with the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Domestic Violence Project, where she assisted victims of domestic violence with applying for orders of protection. This continued the work Andrea did on behalf of domestic violence victims in St. Louis, Missouri, through Legal Advocates for Abused Women. Andrea is a former board member of JQ International. She also is a former Getty Center docent, where for many years you could find her on weekends giving architecture and garden tours. Andrea has completed leadership fellowship programs with the Progressive Jewish Alliance (now Bend the Arc), the Jewish Home for the Aging, the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, as well as the Anti-Defamation League. Andrea is a current board member of the Italian American Lawyers Association.
Andrea received her B.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania. She spent one year at Pembroke College, Oxford, studying English Literature. She earned her J.D. from Washington University School of Law, where she served as executive articles editor of the Global Studies Law Review.