Susan Tighe

Risk Management and Conflicts Attorney

Mountain View 650.335.7979


​Susan Tighe has been providing strategic counseling to Fenwick & West on legal ethics, conflicts-of-interests and other risk management issues since joining the firm in 2015.

Prior to joining Fenwick & West, Susan served as in-house ethics, risk management and conflicts counsel for two leading international Am Law 100 law firms, where she attained over eight years of experience in the field of law firm risk management. Prior to her work in-house for law firms, Susan served as a litigation associate, handling insurance coverage matters. Additionally, she worked for the State Bar of California on its Ethics Hotline for over three years, adding to her extensive knowledge of legal ethics.

Presentations & Legal Teachings

  • “Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls in Pro Bono Representation,” The Bar Association of San Francisco (2017)
  • "Potential Ethical Concerns," West LegalEdcenter's Patent Disputes Conference (2012)
  • Lecturer, "Legal Profession," Santa Clara University School of Law (2010)
  • "Ethics & Professional Responsibility," San Mateo County Legal Secretaries Association (2010)
  • Guest Lecturer, “Legal Profession,” Santa Clara University School of Law (2009)
  • “Legal Ethics Update,” Santa Clara Bar Association (2009)