August 3, 2020

Volume X, Number 216

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.

Articles in the National Law Review database by Pamela Palpallatoc