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Amy L. Bomse


Executive Summary

Ms. Bomse is co-chair of the Attorney Liability and Conduct practice group, and a member of the Complex Commercial Litigation practice group. She is also adjunct faculty at the Berkeley School of Law where she teaches legal ethics and the law of lawyering. Her practice focuses on the law of lawyering. She represents lawyer, law firms and clients in a wide variety of disputes involving professional negligence, fiduciary duties and breach of contract. She also counsels and advises lawyer and law firms concerning risk management and legal ethics.

Professional Qualifications

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.

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

Bar Admissions



“Ethical Issues for Privacy and Data Security Professionals” May 7, 2024, Practising Law Institute Twenty-Fifth Annual Institute on Privacy and Cybersecurity Law

“Ethical Issues Confronting Law Firms and In-House Counsel in White Collar Cases” March 7, 2024, American Bar Association 2024 National Institute on White Collar Crime

“Ethical Issues in IP Transactions” February 13, 2024, Practising Law Institute

“Cloud Computing 2023: Key Issues and Practical Guidance” June 13, 2023, Practising Law Institute

“Social Media and Legal Ethics – What Attorneys Need to Know” March 2, 2023, Practising Law Institute

“Ethics and Environmental Law 2023” January 10, 2023, Bar Association of San Francisco







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