CSU General Counsel
Catherine Barrad
Catherine Barrad

Catherine Valerio Barrad

Catherine Valerio Barrad joined the Office of General Counsel in January 2016. She is currently University Counsel for San Diego State University. She previously served in a similar role at California State University Bakersfield and California State University, Dominguez Hills. In addition to her responsibilities as University Counsel, Ms. Valerio Barrad also serves as a member of the External Affairs team and as an Office of General Counsel resource attorney for HIPPA, Privacy and Information Security. Prior to joining CSU, Catherine was a partner in the Litigation, Mass Torts, Supreme Court & Appellate, and Privacy, Data Security and Information Law groups of Sidley Austin LLP, where she practiced for over twenty years.


  • J.D., Northwestern University Law School (magna cum laude, Order of the Coif)
  • M.B.A., UCLA Anderson School of Management
  • B.A., Chemistry/Economics, University of California, San Diego (Revelle College)

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E-mail Address: cbarrad@calstate.edu

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Last Updated: May 08, 2019