Overview

Mallory A. Barr is an associate at Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, where she practices in a variety of fields, including False Claims Act litigation, mass torts, consumer protection, elder abuse, employment law, and other complex civil litigation.

Mallory received her J.D. from Santa Clara University (SCU) School of Law with a certificate in Public Interest and Social Justice Law. At SCU, Mallory participated in Honors Moot Court and was an Articles Editor for the Santa Clara Journal of International Law. Mallory was also a Policy Research Fellow at the Panetta Institute for Public Policy in Monterey, where she focused on immigration policy. She also worked in the Workers’ Rights Clinic at the Alexander Community Law Center and received the Herman and Edith Wildman Social Justice Law Writing Award. Her Comment, “The Litigation Tango of La Casa Rosada and the Vultures,” regarding Argentina’s sovereign debt and Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, was published in the Santa Clara Journal of International Law, Vol. 14.

While attending law school at SCU in the evening, Mallory worked full-time as a Litigation Paralegal and Law Clerk at Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP working primarily on False Claims Act cases.

Before law school, Mallory graduated from the University of London with her M.A. in Latin America Area Studies, where her studies focused on development and security policies in the region. Mallory also graduated Summa Cum Laude with her B.A. in Political Science and History from Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU), where she received the Belmont Student Community Service and Leadership Award from the City of Belmont and the Board of Trustees Award of Excellence at graduation. While attending NDNU, Mallory was President of the Associated Students of NDNU and held a variety of other Student Life and Leadership positions.

Mallory is the current Secretary for the San Mateo County Barristers serves on the Board for the San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association.

Mallory also volunteers with a variety of organizations in her community, including serving as the Recreation Lead for the San Jose Sharks Foundation’s Young Professionals Board and participating in various relays for the American Cancer Society and the Children’s Tumor Foundation.

Experience

Representative matters:

  • On a pro bono basis, Mallory successfully represented retired judge Quentin L. Kopp in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) case against the Secret Service.

News

Publications

  • The Litigation Tango of La Casa Rosada and the Vultures
    Santa Clara Journal of International Law, Vol. 14, Issue 2, 05.2016
  • Film Review
    Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice, Vol. 22, No. 4, 12.2010

Honors & Awards

Honors & Recognitions

Super lawyers Northern California Rising Star, 2019

Affiliations

American Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

American Association for Justice

San Mateo County Bar Association

Consumer Attorneys of California

San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association

Irish American Bar Association

Tax Payers Against Fraud

Community Involvement

San Mateo County Barristers (2018-present, current Secretary)

San Jose Sharks Foundation’s Young Professionals Board (2018-present, current Recreation Lead)

Volunteer at Silicon Valley Second Harvest Food Bank

Education

  • J.D., Santa Clara University
    • Certificate in Public Interest and Social Justice Law
    • Witkin Awards in Family Law and Labor Law: Public Sector 
    • Herman and Edith Wildman Social Justice Law Writing Award
    • Bronze Pro Bono Award
    • B.T. Collins “Captain Hook” Scholarship for Public Service
    • Policy Research Fellow, Panetta Institute for Public Policy
    • Articles Editor, Santa Clara Journal of International Law, Vols. 14 and 15
    • Executive Board, Honors Moot Court Internal
    • Katherine & George Alexander Community Law Center’s Workers’ Rights Clinic
  • M.A., Area Studies (Latin America), University of London
  • B.A., Political Science and History, Notre Dame de Namur University
    • Minors in Spanish/Latin American Studies and Communications 
    • Summa Cum Laude
    • City of Belmont Community Service Award 
    • Board of Trustees Award of Excellence 
    • History and Political Science Department Academic Achievement Award 
    • President, Associated Student Body
    • Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society 
    • Alpha Mu Gamma Foreign Language Honor Society, Alpha Delta Chapter

Admissions

  • California
  • All Federal Courts in California
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