Darra M. Lanigan


(415) 438-4384

Darra Lanigan is an associate in Long & Levit’s professional liability and employment practice groups. Ms. Lanigan is a highly effective advocate with experience representing and advising clients in a variety of high-stakes and high-visibility matters. She brings her passion, attention to detail, and zealous advocacy to every matter.

Prior to joining Long & Levit, Ms. Lanigan practiced public entity and business defense litigation. Ms. Lanigan has handled all stages of motion practice, including drafting and successfully arguing critical motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgment. Ms. Lanigan has extensive experience addressing complex issues in both litigation and through various forms of alternate dispute resolution.

While in law school, Ms. Lanigan worked for several early-stage startups and Fortune 500 corporations and, via internships, gained experience in professional liability, compliance, employment, and intellectual property issues facing employees and employers. In addition, Ms. Lanigan received a CALI Excellence for Future Award for her work in Santa Clara University’s Entrepreneurs’ Law Clinic.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment

  • Lawyers & Judges Defense Group

  • Other Professional Liability

Areas of Expertise

  • Employment litigation and counseling

  • Defense of lawyers and other professionals, employers, and businesses


  • San Diego State University

       B.S. in Environmental Sciences

  • Santa Clara University