Alyssa Barnard is a member of Orrick's Litigation Group and Supreme Court and Appellate practice.
Alyssa's practice consists primarily of motions practice and briefing on high-stakes issues in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate level. She represents clients in a wide range of subject areas, including white collar defense and complex commercial litigation.
Alyssa also maintains an active pro bono practice focusing primarily on criminal law matters.
Before joining Orrick, Alyssa served as a law clerk to Judge Alison J. Nathan in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and Judge Robert A. Katzmann in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Alyssa graduated first in her class at Columbia Law School, where she prosecuted a number of misdemeanor domestic violence cases as a participant in the Domestic Violence Prosecution Externship program with the Queens District Attorney's Office. During law school, Alyssa also served as the Executive Notes Editor of the Columbia Law Review and a coach and member of the European Law Moot Court team.