Vanessa O’Brien Beary
Senior Associate

Vanessa brings to the RED Law team more than fifteen years of experience as a litigator and employment law expert. Vanessa has practiced law with three major firms in the San Francisco Bay Area (Sedgwick, LLP; Selman Breitman, LLP; and Gordon Rees, LLP) and, more recently, with Adams & Reese in New Orleans.

In addition to her work for RED Law, Vanessa currently advises and counsels Tulane law students on professional development issues with a focus on judicial clerkships and careers within the sports law industry. She also has five years of experience on the faculty and staff of the University of California at Hastings Law School, where she served both as a professor in the legal writing and moot court programs and as Associate Director for LLM Advising, counseling international and graduate students on career development.

A native of New Orleans, Vanessa earned her undergraduate degree from Tulane University and her J.D. from University of California at Hastings. At Hastings, she studied international and comparative law in the Netherlands and served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Martin Jenkins in the Northern District of California. She is admitted to practice in California and Louisiana and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the New Orleans chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

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