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Pamela S. Palmer

Pamela S. Palmer


Los Angeles, CA
Phone: 213.928.9814    Fax: 213.928.9850

Orange County, CA
Phone: 949.567.3500    Fax: 949.863.0151

Pamela Palmer is a partner in the Trial and Dispute Resolution Practice Group 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.

Ms. Palmer is listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as a Recognized Practitioner for securities litigation in California. 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.


  • J.D., University of Southern California Gould School of Law, Order of the Coif; notes and articles editor, Southern California Law Review
  • B.A., Philosophy, with honors, University of California, Irvine

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California


  • Hon. Walter Ely: U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Los Angeles, CA

Practice Areas

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