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Barbara DuVan-Clarke

Senior Associate
  • Profile

During a quite challenging time in the world with situations like Saddam Hussein and the Rwandan genocides, Barbara thought that she wanted to practice international criminal law. Accordingly, she went to a law school with ties to each of the International Criminal Tribunals. After deciding that prosecuting war crimes was not how she wanted to spend her career, Barbara began a law clerk position at a boutique plaintiff’s-side employment discrimination firm. She fell in love, and has been fighting for plaintiffs in employment law cases ever since – even before becoming licensed.

Barbara has been litigating, mediating, and arbitrating on behalf of people who have been treated unfairly at work since December 2008. She is dedicated to fighting for the rights of California’s employees in both individual and class cases. As a working mom, Barbara has a particular passion for vindicating the rights of women who have suffered breastfeeding, pregnancy, and other sex discrimination and harassment in the workplace.


Case Western Reserve University, J.D. 2007

UCLA, B.A. in Political Science with a concentration in American Constitutional Jurisprudence

Activities and Affiliations

California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA) (Chair of Women’s Committee; Member of Mentor Committee); Labor and Employment Section, California Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Ninth Circuit
  • Southern, Northern, Central, and Eastern Federal District Courts of California