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Pamela Palpallatoc

San Diego

P 619-573-4900 F 619-573-4901


Pamela Palpallatoc


Pamela Palpallatoc is an Associate in the San Diego, CA office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice focuses on representing employers in workplace law matters, including preventative advice and counseling and anti-bias, anti-racism workplace training.

Ms. Palpallatoc’s experience includes defending businesses and individuals through all phases of multi-party and single-plaintiff actions, including preparing matters for trial and administrative review. She served multiple general counsels, including the Office of General Counsel for the University of California Office of the President. She investigated and evaluated coverage issues and assessed exposure risks for a national insurer of professional liability, employment practices liability, and cyber coverage.

Ms. Palpallatoc gained extensive experience providing in-house advice, to hundreds of businesses and business units. She drafted workplace policies and procedures, conducted practical trainings, and disseminated written guidance, using consistent language that all audiences understand. She advised on privacy, data, cybersecurity, developments in automation, investigations, financial misconduct, GASB, FEHA, ADA, accessibility, accommodation, collective bargaining, independent contractors, discrimination, harassment, commercial transactions, corporate social responsibility, community - police relations, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. 

Ms. Palpallatoc completed a judicial clerkship for the California Superior Court for the County of Alameda for the Honorable Marshall I. Whitley (Ret.) and a judicial externship for the U.S. District Court Northern District of California for the Honorable Saundra Brown Armstrong.  While attending law school, her leadership earned the University of San Francisco School of Law the Henry J. Ramsey, Jr. Diversity Award. Her community contributions were recognized with the Arthur C. Zief, Jr. Scholarship and the Pro Bono Publico Award. 

At the University of California Davis, she served a preeminent appointment as Student Assistant to now Chancellor Emeritus Larry N. Vanderhoef.  She credits her strong foundation for providing Corporate Diversity Counseling to mentorship from the Office of Campus Community Relations, the African American & African Studies Department, and the Department of Asian American Studies.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • California Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Leadership Education for Attorney Development Program, Inaugural Fellow
  • Filipinx Bar Association of Northern California, In-house Counsel Committee Co-Chair
  • Philippine American Bar Association, Member

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Casa Cornelia, Pro Bono Volunteer
  • Greenlining Institute Academy Alumni Association, Former Treasurer of the Board
  • Inquilinos Unidos, Pro Bono Volunteer
  • Yoga Alliance, Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200)

Honors and Recognitions

  • Board of Supervisors City and County of San Francisco, Certificate of Honor (2012)


  • “Asian Pacific American Lawyers Perspectives on Allyship Series: Preventing Anti-Black Racism & Effective Dialogue on Race,” California Asian Pacific American Bar Association, (July 2020) (panelist)
  • “Inaugural Virtual Wellness Class: Inclusive Office Yoga,” National Filipinx American Lawyers Association, (July 2020) (facilitator)
  • “Diversity and Inclusion: Best Practices in Law and Business,” Filipinx Bar Association of Northern California In-House Counsel Committee and Charles Houston Bar Association (San Francisco, CA, March 2019) (moderator)
  • “No sweat, no change, no mat, no fancy yoga pants, Inclusive Office Yoga™ for Every Body,” University of California Office of the President (Oakland, CA, August 2018) (instructor)
  • “Inclusive Vinyasa Yoga for Every Body,” Holy Names High School (Oakland, CA, February 2018) (instructor)
  • “Cybersecurity: Risk Management Continuing Professional Education,” Indiana Certified Public Accountants Society (Indianapolis, IN, August 2016) (presenter)
  • “Fair Housing Overview + Limited English Proficiency and Reasonable Accommodation Issues,” U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (San Francisco, CA, June 2012) (presenter)
  • “Working with Diverse Clients, Forging a Seamless Diversity Pipeline: Pre-law to Practice Event Series,” University of San Francisco School of Law (San Francisco, CA, March 2010) (moderator)
  • “Public Policy Academy Fellows Panel,” Greenlining Institute Annual Economic Development Summit (Los Angeles, CA, April 2006) (technology policy panelist)
  • “Dialogue with the Chancellor: Diversity in Graduate Education,” University of California Davis (Davis, CA, February 2005) (facilitator)
  • “Safe Zone and Inclusivity Training,” Associated Students of the University of California Davis (Lake Tahoe, CA, November 2004) (facilitator)
  • “Dialogue with the Chancellor: Community – Police Relations,” University of California Davis (Davis, CA, 2004) (facilitator)