EDUCATION Originally from Modesto, California, Yvonne graduated with honors from the University of California at Berkeley in 1990 with a degree in English. She graduated with a J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley, in 1993. At Boalt, she served as an associate editor of the Ecology Law Quarterly, and as a teaching assistant in a legal-research-and-writing class.
PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND After graduation, Yvonne practiced for one year with the Walnut Creek civil-defense law firm of Gibbons, Lees & Conley. She joined the Inn as an associate in January 1995 and became a partner in January 2001.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP In addition to membership in the California State Bar and Alameda County Bar Association, Yvonne is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Central and Northern Districts.
OTHER LANGUAGES Modest familiarity with French and German.