Marcia Valente

Marcia Valadez Valente

Senior Associate

Marcia Valadez Valente litigates a wide variety of commercial litigation matters, including consumer protection, trust and estate, false claims, and class actions. She has experience in all stages of litigation, in both state and federal court as well as in arbitration. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Valente worked at an international law firm in New York City, where she developed experience in all aspects of commercial litigation.

Ms. Valente has worked on significant pro bono matters, including having served as a legal advocate during law school at the Innocence Project in New York City, where she litigated to exonerate wrongly convicted individuals through DNA testing.

Ms. Valente received a BA in Political Science, with honors, from Stanford University, and a JD, cum laude and as a member of the Order of the Coif, from Cardozo School of Law. She has served as a class chair for Stanford University reunions, where she has lead fundraising efforts to support undergraduate education. She is a native Spanish speaker.


  • Online retailer in consumer class action litigation.
  • Product manufacturer in consumer class action litigation.
  • Food manufacturers and retailers concerning allegations that their products require Proposition 65 warnings.


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  • JD, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2008, cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • BA, Political Science, Stanford University, Departmental Honors
  • California
  • New York
  • Spanish

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