Francesca M. Lanpher

Francesca Lanpher is an associate with Keesal, Young & Logan in its San Francisco office.  Her practice focuses on maritime, securities, employment, and mortgage banking litigation.

Francesca graduated from The Johns Hopkins University with a B.A. in international studies.  At Johns Hopkins, she was a member of the Johns Hopkins Women’s Varsity Soccer Team, which won the Centennial Conference Championship and made NCAA appearances each of her four years.  Francesca earned her J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law, where she graduated cum laude and was a member of the McAuliffe Honors Society, representing the top 10% of students in her class.  While at the University of San Francisco, Francesca earned a Certificate in Intellectual Property and Technology Law and worked for the Internet and Intellectual Property Justice Clinic, where she represented clients in trademark infringement disputes.  Francesca also earned the CALI Award for Excellence in Cyberspace Law, and served as the President of the USF St. Thomas More Society and as a Senior Staff Member on USF Law Review and as a Senior Staff Member on USF Law Review, which published her comment:  An Affair to Learn From: Enhanced Procedural Safeguards for Government Access to Stored Communications.

Francesca’s experience prior to joining Keesal, Young & Logan includes serving as a judicial extern for the Honorable Ronald M. Whyte, an Article III Judge at the District Court in the Northern District of California in San Jose, and as a legal extern in the Defence Support Section at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, the UN-sanctioned war crimes tribunal in Cambodia.  Also, prior to law school, Francesca worked at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City.

Francesca was admitted to the California Bar in December 2014.