Pam Lee is a partner with the firm and handles a wide variety of municipal law, land use and planning, affordable housing, and labor and employment matters. Currently, Ms. Lee serves as the Assistant City Attorney for the Cities of Cerritos and Rialto. Ms. Lee regularly advises her clients regarding the Brown Act, Political Reform Act, Public Records Act, planning and zoning laws, CEQA, and affordable housing laws. In addition, Ms. Lee assists in the negotiation of various development agreements and affordable housing agreements.
Ms. Lee also specializes in labor and employment and routinely provides counsel on employee discipline, leave and accommodation issues (under CFRA, FEHA, ADA, FMLA, etc.), and employee benefits. Ms. Lee routinely counsels local civil service commissions/personnel boards and handles matters before the Employment Development Department, the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, and the Public Employment Relations Board.
As a City Prosecutor, Ms. Lee is in charge of code enforcement activities, working with law enforcement and the judicial system to ensure compliance with local municipal codes. Her litigation experience includes multi-million dollar inverse condemnation, eminent domain, CEQA, and constitutional rights claims in both State and Federal courts.
Ms. Lee attended law school at the University of Southern California, where she earned her J.D. in 2006. During her summers, she was an associate at an international law firm where she advised clients on commercial and international law. She volunteered as a dispute mediator at the Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center and facilitated out of court settlements. Prior to law school, Ms. Lee was an intern at the Legal Affairs Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Thailand.
Ms. Lee graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA in 2002 with a double major in Economics and Development Studies. As an undergraduate she worked at a redevelopment consulting organization associated with the Los Angeles City Mayor’s Office that remediated 21 brownfield sites in Los Angeles.