Pankit J. Doshi, focuses his practice on preventative counseling and representing employers in both state and federal courts up through trial and appeal. The cases involve issues related to misclassification, trade secret misappropriation, restrictive covenants, whistleblowers, wage and hour, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, discrimination, statutory leave, retaliation and breach of contract claims. Pankit also regularly defends employers in complex wage and hour class action and representative actions.

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  • Represented nationwide telecommunications company at trial in a complex 14-year wage and hour class action case and related cross-complaints against third party staffing companies
  • Represented large healthcare company and hospital chain at trial in a single plaintiff disability discrimination, harassment and retaliation lawsuit alleging twelve causes of action; resulted in a successful defense verdict on all claims
  • Lead counsel in a complex trade secrets and non-compete action for a financial services company resulting in litigation in both California and Delaware; prevailed after preliminary injunction was successfully granted

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  • Super Lawyers Northern and Southern California, Rising Star, 2008 to 2010, 2013 to 2020
  • South Asian Bar Association of Southern California, Inaugural “Young Luminary” Award Rising Star, 2011


  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, President, 2017 to 2018
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Vice President for Programs and Operations, 2015 to 2016; Treasurer, 2013 to 2015; Regional Governor, California Central District, 2012 to 2013; Co-Chair, Litigation Committee, 2011 to 2012
  • ABA, Coalition on Racial and Ethnic Justice, Appointed Member, 2018 to present

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Loyola Law School – Los Angeles, JD, 2003
California State University – Los Angeles, BA, magna cum laude, 1999


Courts / Agencies
US Supreme Court
US Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit
US District Court for the Northern District of California
US District Court for the Southern District of California
US District Court for the Central District of California
US District Court for the Eastern District of California


Pankit J. Doshi

Partner | San Francisco

San Francisco: +1 628 218 3818

San Francisco: +1 628 225 3014

Pankit J. Doshi

Insights & Events / Media

Webinar / Speaking Engagements / May 5, 2020

Webinar / McDermott Event / April 21, 2020