Audrey Barron



J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law, 2012

B.A., University of San Francisco, 2008
Summa cum laude

Audrey Barron


Audrey Barron represents individuals and corporations in both federal and state court criminal proceedings. She has represented individuals facing investigation by the DOJ, SEC, OCC, California AG, and other federal and state authorities. Audrey also has extensive civil litigation experience, including representing defendants in accounting fraud, RICO, and antitrust actions. In addition, Audrey’s practice includes conducting internal investigations for public and private entities. Audrey also represents individuals in restraining order proceedings. Audrey speaks Spanish and represents mono-lingual Spanish-speaking clients.

Representative matters include:

  • Won motion to suppress evidence in federal district court resulting in dismissal of all charges.
  • Represented executive in bank fraud investigation, resulting in no charges after presentations to United States Attorney’s Office
  • Obtained declination of prosecution of executive in criminal antitrust investigation.
  • Conducted investigation of Oakland Police Department spanning several months and including dozens of witness interviews, resulting in report of findings and recommended reforms.
  • Conducted internal investigation of sexual assault allegations on behalf of private school.
  • Obtained diversionary resolution in case where the statute of prosecution called for a ten-year mandatory minimum.
  • Won restraining order following evidentiary hearing in case involving violent threats made against client.

Audrey is the recipient of the 2019 CJA Panel Award for excellence in indigent criminal representation from the Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of California. Audrey is a Board member for the Berkeley Law Foundation and a member of the American Bar Association’s White Collar Crime Young Lawyer’s Subcommittee.

Before joining Swanson & McNamara, Audrey served as a law clerk to the Hon. Nathanael Cousins of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.  She was also an associate in the San Francisco office of Shearman & Sterling where she worked primarily on white collar criminal cases and parallel civil proceedings. While in law school, Audrey externed for one year with the Civil Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California.