Rose Bowlus

Attorney, Rose Bowlus Law

With a BS in Finance and Accounting from the University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business, Rose began working in Franklin Templeton’s legal and compliance department in the late-90’s while she attended Golden Gate University School of Law’s evening program. Before graduating, Rose interned with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s District Office of Enforcement in SF where she was fortunate to have received mentoring  and guidance on her Law Review article. 

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After finishing law school, Rose started her in-house legal career with Wells Fargo. As her career progressed, she later joined other well known financial institutions like PNC and Wachovia. Rose’s legal practice focused mostly on supporting capital markets and derivatives product teams for the wholly-owned bank subsidiaries. Back when a lawyer could still be a derivatives generalist, Rose covered interest rate, foreign exchange, credit, equity and energy derivative transactions.


When the financial crisis hit in 2008, Rose found herself in need of a new employment. Fortunately, she had gained extensive experience in energy derivatives and found a home with Sempra Energy in San Diego where she was brought on to support the retail energy and renewables businesses. 

With about two decades of legal experience behind her, Rose found herself ready to start her own law firm. She was prepared to take her big company legal department experience and share it with the world. Today, Rose is an invaluable resource to companies big and small as she has seen many complex issues cross her desk through the years and has the experience to tackle them with efficiency and precision. 

Rose Bowlus Law is a law firm of one but that collaborates with many other law firms that specialize in different areas of the law. In addition to providing customized legal services, Rose also serves as outside general counsel to companies that encounter intermittent or day-to-day legal issues and that need someone to manage them as if that someone were their in-house lawyer.