Susan R. Tighe

Associate General Counsel – Professional Responsibility

San Francisco

(415) 593-9614

(415) 644-0978

Susan has worked for more than 15 years as an in-house attorney for Am Law 100 law firms. She focuses her practice on providing attorneys and law firms with counseling on risk management, professional responsibility, legal ethics, and conflicts issues on a wide variety of matters. While in-house, Susan has worked closely with attorneys, management, and staff.  

Prior to her in-house work, Susan worked for more than three years on the State Bar of California’s ethics hotline, which provided her with in-depth knowledge and training in the field of legal ethics. Additionally, Susan has worked as an insurance coverage attorney and, while in law school, Susan was a law clerk for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office, and San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.

Susan has served as a lecturer for the “Legal Profession” course at Santa Clara University School of Law. 

Susan earned her bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, Davis and her law degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.



Printing While Traveling? Be Careful! [Lawyers Representing Lawyers Blog]

November 09, 2022

Did you hear about the case where the client’s CEO waived privilege by forwarding an email from his company’s counsel to a hotel’s front desk for printing? Whoops! In Fourth Dimension Software v. Der Touristik Deutschland GMBh, linked below, the CEO of the plaintiff software company (“FDS”)...

The Ups and Downs (or Good and Bad?) of LinkedIn [Lawyers Representing Lawyers Blog]

October 19, 2022

We need LinkedIn, right? Sure? Yes! LinkedIn has become a very useful and key marketing tool for working professionals, including attorneys. The three most popular uses for LinkedIn are staying connected with colleagues, staying up to date on clients’ news, and as a passive marketing...

Events & Seminars

Past Events

Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls in Pro Bono Representation

January 26, 2017 - San Francisco, CA


  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 1999
  • University of California, Davis, B.A., 1995
  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of California