Ms. Bomse represents lawyers, law firms and clients in a wide variety of litigation matters including professional liability, state bar disciplinary matters, fee disputes, disqualification motions, attorney-client privilege and related privileges, sanctions, attorney mobility and lateral issues. Her expertise in this area is enhanced by her experience in complex commercial litigation including jury trials involving a wide variety of industries and legal claims silicon chips, geothermal energy and credit card loyalty programs.
Ms. Bomse also counsels law firms and corporations on legal ethics and risk management. She also serves as the firm’s assistant general counsel.
She lectures and writes on legal ethics and professional responsibility. She is an adjunct professor at the Berkeley School of Law where she teaches a course on the legal profession. She was chair of the State Bar Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct and served on the committee for six years.
From the start of her legal career, Ms. Bomse has maintained an active pro bono practice. In 2019 she was co-lead counsel in a six week jury trial in the Northern District of California on behalf of Planned Parenthood Federation of America which resulted in a $2 million judgment in favor of her client and was recently affirmed by the Ninth Circuit.
Other pro bono clients have included the Equal Justice Society, and the City of San Francisco (marriage equality cases).
She is also active in the legal community as a member of the board of Legal Aid at Work and former member of the BASF Justice & Diversity Center.
J.D., Duke University School of Law
M.A., Duke University
B.A., Yale University
Magna Cum Laude