Suzanna Brickman

Pro Bono Counsel

Suzanna Pacht Brickman serves as Pro Bono Counsel, helping to expand the firm’s North America and global pro bono impact.

In her domestic work, Suzanna oversees and develops the pro bono practice in the firm’s Northern California and Los Angeles offices. In her own practice, Suzanna has represented asylum seekers and detained immigrants, worked on impact litigation, managed a large-scale criminal justice project, and assisted under-served communities with a variety of legal needs.

Suzanna also works with New Perimeter, DLA Piper’s non-profit affiliate focused on global pro bono in under-served regions around the world to support access to justice, social and economic development, and sound legal institutions. Suzanna has led and participated in worldwide efforts, including training lawyers, law students, and other stakeholders in Africa, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean, to build capacity and promote the rule of law.  Suzanna has also led cross-office and cross-jurisdiction research projects and curriculum development for international NGOs.

Suzanna is a member of the Northern California Hiring Committee.



    • Guest Lecturer at the Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City, seminar on serving clients who are domestic violence survivors
    • Guest Lecturer at Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de Mexico, Mexico City, seminar on pro bono practice and serving clients who are domestic violence survivors
    • Guest Lecturer, seminar on pro bono practice, Universidad del Rosario, Bogota

    Prior Experience

    Prior to joining DLA Piper, Suzanna was a litigator in the San Francisco office of a major international law firm, where she handled complex commercial litigation, consumer class actions, and unfair competition and false advertising matters.  While there, Suzanna was deeply committed to the firm’s pro bono and community engagement programs.

    After law school, Suzanna served as a one-year Fellow in Higher Education Law, working as a lawyer in the Office of General Counsel at The Johns Hopkins University.