Suman Tatapudy

Managing Associate


Suman Tatapudy is an associate in Orrick's Sacramento office. Suman's specific practice area is public policy. She specializes in developing and implementing creative, multi-faceted solutions to business problems that incorporate legislative and regulatory strategies.  

Suman has experience working at the federal and state levels of government. Prior to joining Orrick, she worked in the California State Assembly as a Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellow. In this role, she had the opportunity to work in the Office of Assembly Assistant Speaker Pro Tempore Kevin Mullin as a full-time legislative staffer. Suman has experience navigating bills through the legislative process and has an in-depth working knowledge of the California budget process.

Suman also has experience working in the federal government. She worked for Congressman Pete Stark in the U.S. House of Representatives and for Commissioner Mignon Clyburn in the Federal Communications Commission.

  • Suman's representative legislative and regulatory engagements include:

    • Zenefits - Innovative benefits and human resources online platform.
    • Legal Momentum - Oldest legal advocacy group for women in the United States.
    • Daily Fantasy Sports - Fighting efforts to ban daily fantasy sports, passing legislation clarifying that daily fantasy sports are legal, and creating regulatory oversight and common-sense consumer protections.
    • Satellite TV Tax - Fighting cable-led efforts to impose a higher sales tax on satellite TV than other forms of pay TV service.