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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, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice focuses on representing employers in workplace law matters, including preventive advice and counseling, and evaluating her clients on developments in artificial intelligence, automation, and robotics in the workplace.

Ms. Palpallatoc’s experience includes defending businesses and individuals through all phases of trial and administrative review. She represents industries that comprise of technology, sports/recreation, hospitality, professional and financial services. Ms. Palpallatoc has achieved settlement and successfully transferred risk for high exposure cases. She has served multiple general counsels, including the Office of General Counsel for the University of California Office of the President. Ms. Palpallatoc has 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: data breach avoidance and response, cloud computing, HIPAA, FERPA, confidentiality agreements
  • Regulatory Compliance: investigations, financial misconduct, GASB, FEHA, ADA, accessibility, accommodation, collective bargaining, independent contractors, discrimination, harassment
  • Commercial transactions and social responsibility 

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, Ms. Palpallatoc served a preeminent appointment as Student Assistant to now Chancellor Emeritus Larry N. Vanderhoef. Ms. Palpallatoc 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

  • Filipino Bar Association of Northern California, In-house Counsel Committee Co-Chair
  • Lawyers Club, Member
  • Leadership Education for Attorney Development Program, Fellow
  • Philippine American Bar Association, Member

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Greenlining Institute Academy Alumni Association, Former Treasurer of the Board
  • Yoga Alliance, Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200)

Honors and Recognitions

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


  • “Diversity and Inclusion: Best Practices in Law and Business,” Filipino 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)