Ms. Barnett focuses her practice on securities and complex commercial litigation. She has represented nearly a dozen companies—including Edison International, Mattel, and Intel—in defending securities class actions. Ms. Barnett has also represented clients in investigations, regulatory proceedings, probate proceedings, bankruptcy proceedings, multidistrict litigation, and on appeal.
In 2018, Ms. Barnett completed a fellowship with the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, where she prosecuted multiple misdemeanor jury trials to verdict. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Barnett clerked for Judge Sandra S. Ikuta of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Ms. Barnett earned her J.D. with high honors from the University of Chicago Law School, where she was the executive editor of The University of Chicago Law Review and served as a research assistant to Judge Richard Posner and Professor William Landes. Ms. Barnett was elected to the Order of the Coif and was selected as a Kirkland and Ellis Scholar. She was also awarded the Sidley Austin Prize for brief writing.
Before entering law school, Ms. Barnett was a senior analyst at Cornerstone Research in New York, where she supported expert witnesses in commercial litigation with economic analyses. Ms. Barnett received her A.B., magna cum laude, from Princeton University.