Jared Palmer is a shareholder in the San Francisco office of Ogletree Deakins. Jared’s practice focuses on counseling and defending public and private companies in class actions and single plaintiff employment disputes. Jared has extensive experience defending employers against wage and hour claims, ranging from single plaintiff administrative proceedings to class actions involving thousands of putative class members. These cases have involved the entire gamut of wage and hour claims, including alleged violations of minimum wage, overtime, prevailing wage, regular rate, meal period and rest break, business expenses, and wage statement statutes. Jared has extensive experience in litigating the motor carrier, outside sales, executive, administrative, professional, and computer exemptions. Jared has also assisted clients who are facing cases involving claims for discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and failure to accommodate.
Jared’s practice has involved all aspects of litigation, including presenting oral argument before the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement and state and federal courts. He has significant experience drafting dispositive motions and oppositions to class certification. He also has extensive deposition experience. In addition to his litigation practice, Jared has counseled employers regarding compliance with the California Labor Code, Fair Labor Standards Act, and municipal ordinances.
Jared regularly represents clients on a pro bono basis. He previously provided pro bono representation all the way to the California Supreme Court in an effort to ensure state agencies comply with their statutory obligations. He also volunteers with the Bar Association of San Francisco to assist renters facing eviction.
In law school, Jared completed a judicial externship in the Law and Motion Department of the Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco. Prior to law school, he worked as a legal assistant for a large firm providing multi-faceted assistance to litigation attorneys representing pharmaceutical companies involved in government investigations.