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Education
  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., 2000 Minor in Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • University of San Francisco, LL.M., 2010, Intellectual Property
  • The George Washington University, M.Ph., 1997, Health Promotion - Disease Prevention
  • Duke University, B.S., 1993, Psychology Minor in Neuroscience
Bar Admissions
  • Connecticut, 2000
  • Massachusetts, 2001
  • New York, 2001
  • California, 2003
  • United States District Court Massachusetts
  • United States District Court Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • United States District Court Central, Eastern, Southern, Northern Districts of California
  • United States District Court Connecticut
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Pamela E. Woodside
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pwoodside@thompsoncoe.com
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Los Angeles
12100 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 1200
Los Angeles, California 90025
310-954-2365 direct  |  310-954-2345 fax
Assistant:
Zarita Pereira
310-954-2349 direct
ZPereira@thompsoncoe.com
Overview

Pamela Woodside concentrates her practice on litigation and counseling in all aspects of employment, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. She represents corporate and business organizations, nonprofit and charitable entities. In addition, Pamela defends clients, at both the federal and state level, in class actions involving wage and hour, misclassification, discrimination, Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) and unfair competition claims.

Pamela successfully defends clients in class actions in federal and state courts, administrative and governmental agency proceedings, arbitrations and appeals. She achieves results in all types of class action and collective action cases, including discrimination, wage and hour, deceptive trade practices claims, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, Fair Debt Collections Practices Act and Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Pamela's legal practice also includes litigation in the fields of professional liability, complex commercial matters, intellectual property (trademark, copyright, right of publicity, social media privacy), antitrust and general liability. Pamela has represented clients at both the trial and appellate levels throughout the United States in both state and federal courts.

In the area of complex commercial litigation, Pamela's practice includes the defense and prosecution of multi-national corporate entities in multi-million dollar multi-district antitrust litigation; complex technology actions and oversight on large-scale e-discovery projects. Pamela also has experience defending real estate claims involving home appraisers, real estate agents and real estate brokers.

Representative Experience
  • Successfully represented lawyers in malpractice action and obtained walk away settlement following Anti-SLAPP motion.
  • Obtained partial summary judgment in favor of defendant in a complex joint liability employment case.
  • Obtained dismissal of sexual harassment claim in exchange for waiver of costs.
  • Obtained dismissal of medical malpractice claim in exchange for waiver of costs.
  • Successfully represented a defunct charter school in a complex wage and hour action filed by thirteen of its former employees.
  • Prepare employee handbooks, policies and procedures manuals, confidentiality agreements and various employment agreements and employee severance agreements.
  • Pitruzello v. Muro et al, 70 Conn. App. 309 (Ct. App. 2002) Successfully appealed trial court personal jurisdiction ruling for a third-party investment administrator in an unfair trade practices dispute concerning faulty investment advice.
  • The New York Times Co. v. Superior Court of LA County et al., 135 Cal. App. 4th 206 (Cal. App. 4th Dep’t 2005) Successfully appealed summary judgment ruling resulting in dismissal of entire action against the New York Times.
Professional and Community Activities
  • Legal Advisory Board, Jenesse Center
  • California Minority Counsel Program
  • Langston Bar Association
Speeches and Presentations
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance: Are You Ready for Ms. Cox? Transgender Individuals and the EPL Issues Facing Employers. (CLM Annual Meeting, April 2016)
  • TC Monthly Webinar: The Expansion of Joint Employer Liability - Emerging Trends in EPL Litigation (July 2016)