Barbara DePeña

Associate

Barbara DePeña

Associate

  • P: 713-600-4429
  • F: 713-655-0062
  • bdepena@azalaw.com
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Barbara DePeña is a trial and appellate lawyer. Ms. DePeña clerked for Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht of the Supreme Court of Texas as well as Judge Lynn N. Hughes of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. She joined AZA from a leading Houston firm where she handled complex commercial litigation matters involving breaches of contract, tortious interference, trade secret disputes, and copyright infringement claims.

Ms. DePeña is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law. Prior to law school, she received her M.S. from Johns Hopkins University and her B.A. from Harvard University, where she graduated cum laude. She also was chosen to join Teach for America and taught middle school Spanish for two years in Baltimore, Maryland. She was designated as a highly effective teacher, receiving the highest annual evaluation rating in the school district both years she was there.

Barbara DePeña is a trial and appellate lawyer. Ms. DePeña clerked for Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht of the Supreme Court of Texas as well as Judge Lynn N. Hughes of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. She joined AZA from a leading Houston firm where she handled complex commercial litigation matters involving breaches of contract, tortious interference, trade secret disputes, and copyright infringement claims.

Ms. DePeña is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law. Prior to law school, she received her M.S. from Johns Hopkins University and her B.A. from Harvard University, where she graduated cum laude. She also was chosen to join Teach for America and taught middle school Spanish for two years in Baltimore, Maryland. She was designated as a highly effective teacher, receiving the highest annual evaluation rating in the school district both years she was there.

EDUCATION

  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2018
  • Johns Hopkins School of Education, M.S., 2015
  • Harvard University, B.A. cum laude in Government, 2013
    • Thesis: “A Comparative Analysis of Freedom of Expression in the Post-Authoritarian Constitutions of Brazil and Chile”

ADMISSIONS

  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

IN THE NEWS

EDUCATION
  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2018
  • Johns Hopkins School of Education, M.S., 2015
  • Harvard University, B.A. cum laude in Government, 2013
    • Thesis: “A Comparative Analysis of Freedom of Expression in the Post-Authoritarian Constitutions of Brazil and Chile”
ADMISSIONS
  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

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