Bridget Gramme

Bridget Gramme
Phone: (619) 260-4100
Office: Pardee Legal Research Center L12

Administrative Director, Supervising Attorney, CPIL, Adjunct Law Professor

  • JD, 2003, University of San Diego
  • BA, 1998, University of San Diego

Bridget Fogarty Gramme serves as administrative director and supervising attorney at USD's Center for Public Interest Law (CPIL), and is an adjunct professor. She graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2003. There, she was an intern at CPIL, and received the Outstanding Contributor to the California Regulatory Law Reporter award for her reports on the Medical Board of California and the Bureau of State Audits.

At CPIL, Gramme teaches Public Interest Law and Practice, supervises law students in their monitoring of California’s occupational licensing agencies and drafting of articles for CPIL’s Journal, the California Regulatory Law Reporter (forthcoming online), edits the Reporter, oversees all of CPIL’s administrative functions. In addition, she spearheads CPIL’s advocacy projects—from legislative advocacy on bills of interest to CPIL, to public interest impact litigation. Most recently she has been focusing her efforts on significant reform at the State Bar of California.

Gramme returned to USD as CPIL’s Assistant Administrative Director in the summer of 2014 after ten years of civil litigation experience. She was an associate at Hulett Harper Stewart LLP where she practiced complex civil litigation, including antitrust, securities, and consumer protection matters. She was also a law clerk to the Honorable Cathy Ann Bencivengo, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of California, and an associate at Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton LLP, where she represented employers in employment discrimination and wage and hour matters.

Prior to attending law school, Gramme served as an International Women’s Issues Officer at the U.S. Department of State and the President’s Interagency Council on Women where she coordinated the Vital Voices: Women in Democracy Initiative in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and Montevideo, Uruguay.

Gramme lives in San Diego with her husband and two daughters.  Her community service projects include: Girl Scout troop leader; USD Law Alumni Board; William Male Foundation Board of Directors;  USD’s Center for Catholic Thought and Culture Advisory Committee; USD’s Professional Learning Community, Envisioning 2024; USD Changemaker Hub CORE team; USD Law School’s Loan Repayment Assistance Program Committee.