HOWARD UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, JD 2019 SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY, BA 2015
We will only find a sustainable, inclusive path of development for all workers if we tackle the inequalities of the labor market. As an attorney at Getman, Sweeney & Dunn, I am able to be a part of a team that makes it its mission to rectify injustices that have been made against working people. “Where you see wrong or inequality or injustice, speak out, because this is your country.”- Thurgood Marshall
Rocio Topete joined the firm as an associate attorney in 2019, after graduating from Howard University School of Law. The daughter of a Mexican immigrant, Rocio’s familial experiences, as well as those while in college, forced her to witness the indignities immigrants face in the workplace every day. Prior to law school, Rocio worked in the private and public sectors focusing on policy-based ways to improve living standards for indigenous groups. During her time in law school, Ms. Topete worked at Adelante Alabama as a Peggy Browning Fellow, helping clients with their immigration and wage theft cases. Ms. Topete also worked at the World Bank, in the Internal Justice Department, managing Labor and Employment cases. Ms. Topete served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Joseph Huber, Superior Court of California. While at Howard Law, Rocio was the Program Assistant for the Howard School of Law Dispute Resolution Certificate Program, and a member Huver I. Brown Trial Advocacy Moot Court Team. Ms. Topete is a recipient of the Howard Law Dispute Resolution Certificate; the 40-Hour Skills-Based Mediation Training Certificate; and received recognition for participating in the Howard University School of Law’s Pro-Bono Honors Pledge.