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“We shall not fail or falter. We shall not weaken or tire. Neither the sudden shock
of battle nor the long-drawn trials of vigilance and exertion will wear us down.
Give us the tools and we will finish the job.”
Carolynn Beck is Co-Managing Partner of the Washington D.C. office, and the firm’s general counsel. She is an experienced litigator and trial attorney licensed in California, the District of Columbia, and Virginia. Her experience ranges from complex business litigation, general liability, and wrongful termination to sexual harassment and real estate disputes. Prior to joining Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP, Carolynn worked for Murchison & Cumming LLP, an AV-rated “go to” law firm for litigation in California and Nevada. At Murchison & Cumming, Carolynn practiced civil defense, business litigation, insurance defense litigation, media law and employment litigation. She has counseled and advised countless business owners and employers and has represented clients ranging from individuals to Fortune 500 companies.
Carolynn earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations from the University of Washington. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, where she was an editor for the Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal and president of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association. She served as an extern for the Honorable H. Walter Croskey of the California Court of Appeal.
Carolynn was also part of the inaugural class of Baylor University School of Law’s Master of Laws program in Litigation Strategy & Management. This advanced post-doctoral program is designed for today’s legal leaders. The program centers around the directing of effective litigation strategy by leveraging innovative technology, team management, and project management concepts. Carolynn's participation in this program aligns with Pierce Bainbridge’s ethos of efficiency and innovation to obtain the best litigation results on the modern-day litigation battlefield.
Carolynn served as a member of the Board of Governors for the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association from 2017 to 2019, and is currently a co-chair of its Military & Veteran’s Network. She has volunteered on the Governance Committee for the Military Spouse JD Network, and previously served as a public interest fellow for the Norfolk, Virginia Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney.
Crisis Litigation/Trial Substitution
Domestic U.S. and International Arbitration
Media and Entertainment
LL.M., Baylor University School of Law
J.D., University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Dual B.A., University of Washington
Murchison & Cumming LLP
Margolis & Tisman LLP
Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney, Norfolk, Virginia
City Attorney’s Office, Norfolk, Virginia
California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District
United States Supreme Court
United States District Court, Central District of California
United States District Court, Northern District of California
United States District Court, District Court of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
State Bar of California
State Bar of New York
State Bar of Virginia
SuperLawyers, Rising Star in Business Litigation & Employment Litigation, 2019
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (At-Large Board Member 2017- 2019; Women’s Leadership Network Communications Subcommittee)
Military Spouse J.D. Network (Governance Committee, 2016 - Present)