(818) 973-3200 801 N. Brand Blvd  /  Suite 950  /  Glendale, CA 91203

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Vanessa C. Wright


(818) 973-3291

Vanessa C. Wright joined Bush Gottlieb as an associate in September 2019. Since joining the firm, Ms. Wright has participated with the firm’s partners in representation of unions across various industries at administrative agencies, in state and federal court, in labor arbitrations, and at the bargaining table. In her second year, Ms. Wright was afforded the opportunity to argue a disability discrimination case as part of the Ninth Circuit pro bono program.

Ms. Wright graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law in 2019. During law school she was a member of the UCLA Journal on Environmental Law and Policy, the Women’s Law Journal, and was a mentor to aspiring law students through the UCLA Law Fellows program. She also served as a judicial extern to two Administrative Law Judges at the Department of Labor, the Honorable Steve Berlin and the Honorable William King, as well as to California Court of Appeal Justice Trisha Bigelow. In addition, she worked as an extern at Region 31 of NLRB where she investigated unfair labor practices and duty of fair representation charges under the National Labor Relations Act.

Before attending law school, Ms. Wright worked as an organizer with a network of non-profit organizations. In that role she ran a series of consumer rights, environmental protection, and voter turnout campaigns. During her seven years of organizing, she helped build support to pass a landmark state carbon cap bill, oversaw efforts to register and turn out thousands of young voters, and trained, managed, and mentored hundreds of student activists. Ms. Wright is passionate about advocating for workers, and her extensive organizing experience enables her to connect with workers, assist in work place organizing, prepare witnesses to present testimony, and to work collaboratively with stakeholders to analyze and address pending matters.

Ms. Wright’s comment, Voter Identification and the Forgotten Civil Rights Amendment: Why the Court Should Revive the Twenty-Fourth Amendment appeared in Volume 67 of the UCLA Law Review. See 67 UCLA L. Rev. 472 (2020).

Bar Admissions

  • California Bar, 2019
  • Admitted to U. S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Courts, Central and Northern Districts
  • California State Courts


  • J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 2019
  • B.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2008
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