Judge Audra M. Mori received her B.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1989 and her J.D. from Cornell University in 1992. After passing the California bar in 1992, she worked at Brobeck, Phleger and Harrison until she became a law clerk to the Honorable Richard W. Goldberg at the U.S. Court of International Trade in 1994. Then, in 1996, she joined Andrews Kurth and then Preston, Gates and Ellis in 1998, eventually becoming partner. From there, she joined Piper Rudnick before moving to Perkins Coie in 2005. Her focus in private practice was on copyright and trademark litigation as well as general commercial litigation. While in private practice, she was the director of the Los Angeles County Bar Foundation, on the Litigation Section Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the regional governor of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, on the judicial appointment committee and president of the Japanese American Bar Association, executive advisory council of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, American Bar Foundation fellow, on the Justice Ball Committee for Bet Tzedek, and a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Asian Pacific American Bar Association, American Bar Association, Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance, and the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association. She was appointed to the bench in 2018 by Governor Jerry Brown.
"Enforcing Court Orders and Provisional Remedies: Prosecuting and Defending Contempt Actions," by A. Mori, M. Williams and D. Anastasia, Provisional & Post-Judgment Remedies Section of the Los Angeles Bar Association, March 1997
2005 – “Best Lawyers Under 40” – National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
"New Twists on the Traditional Intellectual Property Enforcement Paradigm," Center for Continuing Education, 2000