Madeleine Bech | San Francisco | Hogan Lovells

Madeleine Bech

Senior Associate Intellectual Property, Media, and Technology



Bech Madeleine

Madeleine Bech
Bech Madeleine
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Madeleine is a senior associate in the Intellectual Property, Media, and Technology (IPMT) group. She helps clients navigate commercial and intellectual property disputes in the technology space.

Madeleine has litigated both defense-side and plaintiff-side cases in federal and state court—for clients ranging from multinational companies to start-ups. Her approach to practice prioritizes persuasive writing and building fluency in the technologies at issue.

Madeleine also maintains an active pro bono practice dedicated to advocating for individuals in the criminal justice and immigration systems.

Before joining Hogan Lovells, Madeleine clerked in the felony division of the San Francisco Public Defender's Office and served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Representative experience

Representing major software company in state and federal actions involving contract, trade secret, and copyright disputes over vulnerability databases and related software.

Represented Global Fortune 500 electronics company in a federal commercial dispute relating to data storage technology.

Represented genome sequencing company in a state action for trade secret misappropriation.

Represented Mississippi state prisoners in a federal class action challenging the Mississippi Department of Corrections’ inadequate response to COVID-19 outbreaks in its two largest prisons.

Co-drafted Sixth Circuit amicus curiae brief in partnership with the Center for Reproductive Rights.


  • 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
  • California