Senior AssociateSan Francisco
Suzette Barnes is a senior associate in Orrick’s San Francisco office and a member of the Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution group.
Her practice focuses on the representation of major financial institutions, corporations, and individuals in securities and complex commercial actions, regulatory investigations, and internal investigations.
At Orrick, Suzette serves as the co-chair of the San Francisco office’s Diversity Committee and a member of the firm’s Summer Associate Committee. Additionally, Suzette devotes a portion of her practice to providing pro bono services to homeless individuals seeking the resolution of open warrants, low income individuals seeking criminal record remedies (including expungements), asylum seekers, and veterans seeking VA benefits.
Suzette is a Board member for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (“LCCR”), one of the Bay Area’s preeminent non-profit organizations working to protect and promote the dignity and self-determination of people of color, immigrants and low-income people in California. She also serves as the Vice President of the Black Women Lawyers Association of Northern California.
Prior to joining Orrick, Suzette was a litigation fellow in the Office of General Counsel for The Regents of the University of California, where she litigated commercial, probate and mandamus actions.
Suzette's recent engagements also include: