Brenda is an associate in the Litigation Department of Morrison & Foerster’s San Francisco office.
Prior to joining the firm, Brenda served as a judicial extern to Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar of the California Supreme Court. Along with chambers attorneys, Brenda advised the Justice on determining which matters should be granted review, and engaged in research and writing to assist the Justice with drafting opinions.
Brenda obtained her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, where she received the California Law Review 2018 Diversity Award and the Prosser Prize, Spring 2019: Constitution in Wartime. While in law school, Brenda worked at the East Bay Community Law Center, representing an asylum-seeker in removal proceedings, and aiding with asylum petitions and adjustment of status filings. Brenda also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, researching and drafting court orders and case documents on a variety of civil and criminal cases.
Brenda received her B.A. with distinction in political science from Stanford University, where she founded and co-chaired Hermanas de Stanford and received Interdisciplinary Honors in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity.Show More