Margaret Wu joined the faculty of Berkeley Law in 2021 after serving in the University of California’s Office of the General Counsel for over fourteen years. As Deputy General Counsel, Litigation & Capital Strategies, Wu led the practice group with responsibility for litigation throughout the UC system as well the University’s construction, real estate, land use, and environmental health and safety legal services. Wu joined OGC as a litigator handling academic affairs and other complex litigation in a variety of areas, including student and faculty free speech, public records requests, and privacy and data breaches. Wu has been a frequent speaker for the National Association for College and University Attorneys and has also presented for the California Minority Counsel Program. She previously worked as a litigator at Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco and at Boies, Schiller & Flexner in Oakland, and she clerked for U.S. District Court Judge Claudia Wilken.
Wu earned her J.D. at Berkeley Law, where she was a member of the California Law Review, Chair of the Moot Court Board, and Co-Chair of the Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Caucus.
J.D., University of California, Berkeley (1996)
B.A., Stanford University (1991)