Madeeha Dean focuses her practice on complex litigation matters. She began her career at WilmerHale as a summer associate in the firm’s Denver and Palo Alto offices in 2019 and 2020. During law school, Ms. Dean was a graduate student researcher for Professor Sonia Katyal and focused on trade secrecy issues in employment, environmental and criminal law. She was also a member of Berkeley Law’s Board of Advocates Appellate Advocacy Team and volunteered with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, the Native American Legal Assistance Project and Asian Americans Advancing Justice. 

Prior to law school, Ms. Dean worked as a research assistant in the Center for Environmental Policy and Behavior’s Arnold Lab and was a legislative affairs intern in the Office of California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr.  


  • Education

    • JD, University of California, Berkeley School of Law, 2021

      Certificate of Specialization in Environmental Law

      Pro Bono Honors 

      Jurisprudence Awards, Environmental Justice: Race, Class and the Environment; People, Prisons and the Pandemic

      Associate Editor, California Law Review, Senior Articles Editor, Berkeley Journal of International Law

    • BS, Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning, minor in Communication, University of California, Davis, 2018

      Dean’s List

      Outstanding Performance Award, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

  • Admissions

    • California

  • Languages

    • Punjabi