Ashley R. Palmer dedicates her practice to the litigation of complex actions including securities class actions, antitrust class actions and shareholder derivative actions. She has helped achieve significant recoveries for shareholders in connection with securities class actions involving corporate mergers and acquisitions. For example, in Fuerstenberg v. Mid-State Bancshares, No. CV 060976 (Cal. Super. Ct.-San Luis Obispo County Oct. 4, 2007), Palmer was part of the litigation team that obtained waivers favorable to Mid-State shareholders of the "confidentiality" and "no-shop" provisions in the sale agreement designed to permit other suitors to participate effectively in the bidding process.
In re HCA Inc. Derivative Litigation, No. 3:05-CV-0968 (M.D. Tenn. Dec. 20, 2007), Palmer was part of the litigation team that forced disclosure of material information to shareholders before they voted on the proposed buyout by a private equity group and founding member. In addition, Palmer has helped achieve considerable monetary recoveries and corporate governance reforms for clients and companies through shareholder derivative litigation.
Palmer received her J.D. in 2006 from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. She graduated summa cum laude second in her class, was on the Dean's List, and received the Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award for the 2004-2005 school year. While in law school, Palmer served as a judicial extern for the Honorable David A. Workman in the Los Angeles Superior Court. She also was chief articles editor and notes editor of the Thomas Jefferson Law Review and vice president of operations of the Tax Society. Palmer graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2002 with a B.A. in psychology. She is licensed to practice law in the state of California and has been admitted to the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of California.
This is the culmination of a peer nominating process that asked San Diego County lawyers to name the best young attorneys in San Diego County who are: Hard-Working & Detail-Oriented, Knowledgeable & Enthusiastic, Ethical & Professional, and Committed to Furthering the Interests of Justice in Society.
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|Nominations Open:||September 14|
|Nominations Close:||October 26|
|Nominees Announced:||November 2|
|Finalists Notified:||November 4|
|Publication Date:||December 21|
Transcript reporter Doug Sherwin talks to Nadia P. Bermudez of the Brown Law Group LLP at the 2007 Young Attorneys reception.