Brenda Bass brings a wide variety of experience to her legal career and provides unique benefits to the Somach Simmons & Dunn clients she serves as an associate.
She has advocated for the agriculture industry as a legal intern for the Agricultural Council of California, where she researched the testing status and toxicity of agricultural chemicals regulated under Proposition 65. That research helped to inform proposed Proposition 65 reforms that would impact agriculture.
Her background also includes federal court experience as a Judicial Extern for Judge Ronald H. Sargis, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, where she learned the litigation process firsthand and how to successfully navigate federal procedure and review pleadings. Brenda also worked as a research associate with a public affairs organization where she performed research that aided in legislative advocacy that impacted environmental lawsuits and development projects.
Her time outside of work is often spent exploring Northern California’s bike trails, including the American River Parkway and trails connecting the Sacramento River.