Donna Rousseau is a member of the firm’s litigation practice systems leadership team. In this role, she is primarily charged with leadership and development of the paralegals in the firm’s San Diego office.

Donna’s litigation experience spans nearly three decades in all areas of civil litigation, with an emphasis in construction defect, intellectual property, products liability, and copyright and trademark litigation. Notably, Donna’s extensive litigation experience is magnified by having participated in numerous trials and Markman and dispositive motion hearings in both state and federal courts in California and throughout the U.S. Prior to joining Fish & Richardson, Donna worked as a paralegal and legal assistant for local and AmLaw 100 national firms.

Professional associations

  • International Paralegal Management Association
  • California Alliance of Paralegal Associations
  • San Diego Paralegal Association Pro bono activities


Legal Project Management Skills training (LawVision, 2014)