Pamela Palmer is a partner in the Commercial Litigation Department and co-chair of the Securities Litigation Practice of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Los Angeles and Orange County offices.
Ms. Palmer handles a wide range of complex business disputes with emphasis in business v. business disputes, investor and shareholder claims, securities and disclosure litigation, class actions, derivative suits, merger and corporate control disputes, as well as consumer and competition claims. She represents companies, officers, directors and professional service providers in fiduciary duty, business judgment and professional liability cases, SEC and other regulatory enforcement matters. She also advises clients on corporate governance, disclosure, indemnification and D&O insurance coverage.
Ms. Palmer has a strong track record of achieving client-favorable pre-trial case dismissals and insurance covered settlements. She also advises boards and special committees in internal investigations involving whistleblowers, shareholder demands and auditor-initiated investigations.
Ms. Palmer’s clients have included Fortune-ranked public companies, executives, boards, private companies and individuals involved in a wide range of industries, including technology, internet and digital media, life sciences, medical devices, wireless communications, broadcasting, residential mortgage, financial services and commercial banking.
She is a member of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee, Professional Responsibility Committee and Contributions Committee. Before joining Pepper, Ms. Palmer was a litigation partner with Latham & Watkins and a member of its Whistleblower Task Force and M&A Takeover Defense Group. Before private practice, Ms. Palmer served as a law clerk in the Ninth Circuit.