Madeleine Bech

Madeleine Bech

San Francisco

Email madeleine.bech@​

Phone +1 415 374 2369

Fax +1 415 374 2499

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Madeleine Bech helps clients from a wide range of industries navigate complex government and internal investigations.

She also maintains an active pro bono practice focused on criminal justice and immigration. In particular, Madeleine uses her many years of immigration experience to assist individuals 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. She served as a judicial extern to U.S. District Court Judge Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr., in 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 wrote visa petitions for people of "extraordinary ability" 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


Court admissions

U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

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