Hera S. Arsen, Ph.D.

Director of Content || Torrance

Hera S. Arsen, J.D., Ph.D. is Director of Content overseeing the firm’s print and online legal publications and content. Hera, who joined Ogletree Deakins in 2003, is directly responsible for writing and editing the firm’s national legal content, including coverage of federal agencies and the Supreme Court of the United States. She also oversees the Ogletree Deakins blog, which covers the latest legal news from over 20 practice-areas and jurisdictions. As leader of the firm’s blog, Hera writes blog posts on a variety of legal issues, edits attorney-authored blog posts, and strategizes on the development of timely content. Her articles have been featured in a number of publications and media outlets.

Hera’s editorial responsibilities also include editing the firm’s eAuthority email product, the firm’s newsletters, the firm’s extensive collection of seminar materials, attorney-authored white papers, and a variety of other articles. In addition, Hera works with outside legal publishers to produce monthly newsletters and other legal content.

As a member of Ogletree Deakins’ Client Services Department, Hera also works with the firm’s practice groups to develop and manage their strategic marketing initiatives. In addition, she provides support to the various components of the Client Services Department including the marketing, business development, public relations, and events groups.

Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Hera worked in legal media for a number of national and local publications. She has worked at LAW.com, the online legal network under the ALM umbrella of brands, where she oversaw all court-related content for the site. She also worked for the Los Angeles Daily Journal where she covered recent California cases and interviewed and wrote profiles of judges and arbitrators for its Judicial Profiles publication. In addition, Hera has worked for several national publications and online resources providing legal news exclusively on labor and employment law.

Hera has worked as a university professor teaching philosophy and philosophy of law courses at the undergraduate level. She has been published in a peer-reviewed academic journal and has presented papers at a number of conferences. She has also edited a Classical Greek textbook.

Hera received her law degree from Cornell Law School. Prior to law school, she graduated cum laude and with College Honors from the University of California Los Angeles with a B.A. in Philosophy. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of California, Irvine with specializations in ancient philosophy, metaphysics, and philosophy of law.

She is an active member of the State Bar of California.

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Professional Activities

  • State Bar of California
  • American Philosophical Association
  • Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy
  • Eta Sigma Phi, Delta Sigma Chapter


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