Madeleine Bech

Madeleine Bech

San Francisco

Email [email protected]​

Phone +1 415 374 2369

Fax +1 415 374 2499


Practice groupIntellectual Property, Media, and Technology

Madeleine Bech focuses her practice on civil and intellectual property litigation. As an experienced writer and performer, she thrives on helping clients translate complex technical concepts into compelling case narratives.

Madeleine also maintains an active pro bono practice focused on advocating for individuals in the criminal justice and immigration systems. In particular, she uses her many years of immigration experience to assist unaccompanied minors seeking asylum and special immigrant juvenile status in the United States.

Madeleine earned her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, where she was director of the moot court team and a member of the Berkeley Restorative Justice Committee. As a student, she served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. She also clerked in the felony division of the San Francisco Public Defender's Office.

Prior to law school, Madeleine honed her advocacy skills writing visa petitions for people of "extraordinary ability" in the arts and sciences at immigration firms in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Before that, she was a teacher of comparative religion at a high school in Jordan. Madeleine earned her bachelor's degree in theater and comparative religion from Northwestern University.

Education and admissions


J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law, Prosser Prize, Refugee Law and Processes, 2019

B.A., Northwestern University, cum laude, 2007

Bar admissions and qualifications


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