Spencer McManus

Associate | San Francisco

smcmanus@mofo.com | (415) 268-7906

(415) 268-7906

Spencer represents companies in complex civil litigation in both U.S. federal and state courts and in private arbitrations. He guides companies in commercial disputes in a variety of areas, including breach of contract, fraud, anti-SLAPP, and business torts. Spencer also counsels companies in complex consumer class actions involving state unfair competition laws and deceptive trade practices laws. In both areas, he has experience at each stage of a case, from the first steps in responding to a complaint through final judgment and appeals.

Spencer also has a strong commitment to the firm’s pro bono practice, including representing a reproductive rights organization in a high-profile case pending in the Northern District of California and assisting veterans who are seeking medical treatment for exposure to biological and chemical substances as part of human testing programs conducted by the U.S. military.

Spencer received his J.D. cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he was awarded the Milton A. Kaufman Prize. During law school, he held several internships at different governmental agencies and student-affiliated associations, including:

  • Clinic student at the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy & Protection at Georgetown Law
  • Legal intern for the U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Appellate Section
  • Judicial intern in the chambers of the Honorable Rudolph Contreras at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • Managing Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal (Vol. 106)
  • Staff member on the Georgetown Law Technology Review (Vols. 1–2)
  • Research assistant for the Georgetown Law Journal’s Annual Review of Criminal Procedure

Spencer received his B.A.S. in political science – public service and chemistry from the University of California, Davis, where he participated in the Integrated Studies Honors Program as a Regents Scholar and was awarded a Political Science Citation for Undergraduate Achievement, a Chemistry Citation for Undergraduate Achievement, and the Howard B. Shontz Alumni Merit Scholar Award.

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