Karren Shorofsky, J.D., M.A.

J.D., M.A., Director and Adjunct Professor

Karren Shorofsky

Karren Shorofsky is the Director of the Office of Career Services (“OCS”) at USF’s School of Law.   She is also an Adjunct Professor at the School of Law and in USF’s Graduate Program in Museum Studies.  Prof. Shorofsky graduated from Yale Law School.  She received her B.A. in Art History from Brown University and her M.A. in Art History from San Francisco State University.

Prof. Shorofsky worked in the General Counsel’s Office of the Museum of Modern Art in New York during law school and then joined Morrison & Foerster’s San Francisco office as an Associate.  At Morrison & Foerster, she handled a wide variety of intellectual property law cases, including copyright, patent, trademark, unfair competition and right of publicity claims.  She continued her intellectual property practice as an Associate and Partner at Steinhart & Falconer in San Francisco (now part of DLA Piper), where she developed additional expertise related to the media, the arts, emerging technology and online marketing and advertising.  She subsequently joined Pillsbury in San Francisco as Of Counsel.  Over the years, her practice encompassed litigation, transactional and counseling work.  Her clients ranged from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups and museums.  She also represented numerous community organizations on a pro bono basis.

Prof. Shorofsky has had extensive experience on nonprofit boards, primarily in the areas of arts and education.  She served as President of two different boards and helped lead capital campaigns and other development and marketing initiatives.

In 2013, Prof. Shorofsky began teaching at USF’s newly created Graduate Program in Museum Studies. In 2017, she joined the adjunct faculty of the School of Law.  Courses she teaches regularly include Copyright Law, Art Law, and Museums and the Law.  She also taught the graduate internship course in the Museum Studies program, and prior to her current role as Director of OCS supported many graduate and law students in their career searches. 

In 2021, Prof. Shorofsky was recognized with the School of Law’s Hon. Ira A. Brown Adjunct Faculty Award.  In 2022, she received USF’s Innovation in Teaching with Technology Award.

Email: kmshorofsky@usfca.edu

Hon. Sanya Hill Maxion, J.D., J.S.M.

J.D., J.S.M., Associate Director

Sonya Hill Maxion headshot

Sanya Hill Maxion recently retired as a federal Administrative Law Judge for the Social Security Administration, Office of Hearings Operations after working in that position for over 13 years in its San Jose, Oakland and Stockton offices. Prior to working as an Administrative Law Judge, She worked as a Senior Trial Attorney at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC” or “Commission”) and worked in that capacity for approximately eighteen years.

Prior to working at the EEOC, Judge Hill Maxion worked with the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit as a Staff Attorney and subsequently as a law clerk to the late Honorable Cecil F. Poole.

Judge Hill-Maxion has taught at numerous law schools around the San Francisco Bay Area as an adjunct professor, including but not limited to Stanford Law School, where she was a Teaching Fellow; Boalt School of Law (UC Berkeley); Golden Gate University School of Law and the University of San Francisco Schools of Law and Education. Judge Hill Maxion received her B.A. degree in English and Political Science from the University of San Francisco, her J.D.degree from NYU School of Law, where she was a Root-Tilden Fellow for Public Interest Law, and her J.S.M. degree from Stanford Law School. She currently serves on the USF Black Alumni Society Board and has also served as Chair of that Board.

Email: sphill@usfca.edu

Peggy Song, J.D.

J.D., Associate Director

Peggy Song headshot

Peggy Song is an attorney who has always enjoyed connecting people and after practicing law for 30 years, decided to switch gears and follow her interest in assisting law students in preparing to make connections to find their next opportunity.

Peggy started her legal career at Hogan Lovells (formerly known as Hogan & Hartson LLP) in Washington D.C. where she started on the firm’s rotation program, practicing in the areas of international trade, export control, securities, antitrust and real estate transactions, including REIT securitizations for hotels and apartment complexes and represented clients such as Marriott Inc. and Kingdom Holding Co., the investment company of Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal.

In 1998, while the tech market was booming, Peggy decided to relocate to San Francisco where she worked for Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe for 2 years on various real estate transactions, representing pension fund advisors and REITS in the acquisition, disposition, leasing and financing of real property. After 7 years of big law firm life, Peggy joined Veritas Software Corporation where she held various positions as the company itself merged with Symantec Corporation in 2006 and which is now known as Gen Digital Inc., a consumer-based cybersecurity corporation based in Mountain View, CA (“GEN”).

While at GEN, she was the main attorney providing legal support on all treasury, finance and tax activities for over 100+ global subsidiaries, served as the sole attorney responsible for managing all legal matters for a real estate portfolio consisting of approximately 5+ million square feet in 185 locations worldwide. She also managed a small global team of attorneys and paralegals which handled the subsidiary corporate governance and corporate secretarial work for the subsidiaries. She worked on various mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, as well as entity integration and liquidation matters.

Peggy received her J.D. from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, has a masters in public and international affairs from Princeton University and an undergraduate degree from Carleton College.

Email: msong24@usfca.edu

Deborah Chang, J.D.

J.D., Associate Director

Deborah Chang headshot

Deborah Chang comes to OCS with a desire to help students discover what they love to do while maximizing the value of their law degree. Her varied background includes starting out in a mid-size law firm in San Francisco as a construction defect litigator, and then eventually transitioning to Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto doing corporate securities work for the majority of her legal career. At Wilson Sonsini, her work focused on representing start-ups and investors in over 30 venture financing deals, and more than nine initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions. She also advised a multitude of public company clients and their boards.

After taking a break to pursue different interests, including obtaining a culinary arts degree from Napa Valley College to become a professionally trained chef, and completing creative writing classes at Warren Wilson’s MFA program, she returned back to law as in house counsel in different legal departments and capacities. At Applied Materials, she was in the Mergers and Acquisitions department working on large and complex transactions. While at Shutterfly, she successfully transitioned into her first business development role, where she identified new revenue streams, and routinely exceeded revenue and customer acquisition targets. From there, she expanded her career to include managing teams as a business development executive, as well as leading public policy initiatives, for different Bay Area venture-funded tech companies. She has also been the Executive Sponsor for a BiPOC Employee Resource Group, and is proud to be in the expert network at ColorWave, a non-profit that connects underrepresented professionals to meaningful career opportunities across the venture-backed ecosystem.

Deborah graduated from the University of Michigan law school. She received her B.A. in Economics from Stanford University.

Email: dchang11@usfca.edu

Kendrick Hall, 335 and 336

9 AM - 5 PM, Monday through Friday