Rhonda Trotter* Arnold & Porter LLP

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Rhonda R. Trotter is a Partner in the Complex Commercial Litigation Group at Arnold & Porter LLP. She is a trial lawyer whose track record and experience has garnered significant recognition and praise, including being named in 2020 as “California Lawyer of the Year” by the Daily Journal. Rhonda represents businesses around the country in a variety of commercial disputes, including complex commercial, intellectual property, product liability, employment, business torts, and false advertising. 

 Rhonda is an Alumna of A Better Chance and attended The Hotchkiss School as a Scholar. She received her JD from the University of California at Berkeley, where she was Senior Articles Editor of the California Law Review, winner of the McBaine Moot Court Honors Program, and recipient of the Stephen Finney Jamison Award for outstanding scholarship and advocacy. She received her BA in Political Science from Stanford University. 

 In addition to her service as an A Better Chance National Board Member, Rhonda serves as a Trustee of The Hotchkiss School.  She is a former board member of the Western Center on Law and Poverty and the Los Angeles County Bar Foundation.