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Pankit J. Doshi

San Francisco
T: 415.774.3293
F: 415.403.6201


  • J.D., Loyola Law School, 2003, Senior Editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, Scott Moot Court Honors Board
  • B.A., California State University, Los Angeles, 1999, magna cum laude
  • California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern, Central, Eastern and Southern Districts of California
Publications & News

Pankit J. Doshi is a partner in the Labor & Employment Practice Group in the firm's San Francisco office. Mr. Doshi is a member of the firm's Recruiting and Diversity Committees.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Doshi's practice focuses on preventative counseling and defending employers in both state and federal cases involving trade secret misappropriation, whistleblower, restrictive covenants, wage and hour, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, discrimination, statutory leave, retaliation, and breach of contract claims. He  also represents employers in complex class action and representative action litigations.

Mr. Doshi regularly provides advice and counseling to employers of all sizes, ranging from Fortune 100 companies to start-ups, on a full spectrum of labor and employment issues, including structuring of restrictive covenants, advising on employment compliance strategies and preparing executive employment agreements.

Mr. Doshi has represented employers at trial, administrative hearings and during investigations by various state and federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing and the California Department of Industrial Relations - Division of Labor Standards Enforcement.

Mr. Doshi has assisted and counseled a broad range of corporate clients in the automotive, computer, consulting, entertainment, financial services, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, retail, security, telecommunications and transportation industries.

  • Northern and Southern California Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2008-2010, 2013-2016
  • "Leadership Corner," Profile in NAPABA Lawyer, 2012
  • Selected to the American Bar Association's TIPS Leadership Academy, 2012-2013
  • Inaugural "Young Luminary" Award as a Rising Star, South Asian Bar Association of Southern California, 2011
  • Fellow, New Leaders Council, 2011


Speaking Engagements

  • “Employment Law Issues Affecting the Video Game Industry,” Video Game Bar Association Legal Affairs & Game Business Summit, Los Angeles, California, May 16, 2016
  • “The Eavesdropping Employer: A 21st Century Framework for Employee Monitoring,” South Asian Bar Association of North America Annual Convention, Houston, Texas, May 14, 2016
  • “Structuring Independent Contractor Agreements to Avoid Costly Misclassification Liability,” Strafford Webinar, December 2, 2015
  • “Arbitration Artistry for Advocates: Tips & Pitfalls of Arbitration,” presented at 2015 NAPABA Annual Convention, November 6, 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • "Corporate Counsel Roundtable: Avoiding Employment Litigation," South Asian Bar Association of North America Annual Convention, Orlando, Florida, June 13, 2015
  • "The Fierce Rainmaker," NAPABA Annual Convention, Phoenix, Arizona, November 6, 2014
  • "Creating Leaders for the 21st Century," Leadership Summit, San Francisco, CA, October 30, 2014
  • "Employment Law Updates," San Francisco, California, July 9, 2014
  • "Employment Law Updates," San Francisco, California, June 11, 2014
  • "High Profile and Complex Litigation From the Outside In: Tips From Diverse Litigators Turned In-House Counsel," NAPABA Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA, November 18, 2011
  • "Hot Topics in Employment Law," NAPABA Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA, November 18, 2011
  • "Mock Mediation: A Behind the Scenes Look at Mediation," State Bar of California Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA, September 16, 2011
  • "Employment Law Updates," Los Angeles, CA, April 7, 2011
  • "End of the Year Employment Law Updates," Ontario, CA, December 8, 2010
  • "Home Run or Air Ball: What Is the Future of American Entertainment In Asia?," NAPABA Annual Convention, Los Angeles, CA, November 19, 2010
  • "Summary/Comparison of Fair Labor Standards Act and Other Federal Laws with California Laws for Wage and Hour Issues and Other Relevant Distinctions," Los Angeles, CA, April 15, 2010
  • "International Issues in Entertainment & Media: New Paradigms for Global Deal Making Panel," NAPABA Western Regional Conference, Los Angeles, CA, June 20, 2009
  • Mr. Doshi frequently conducts seminars in sexual harassment and discrimination prevention/training to supervisors and employees. He also lectures at annual meetings on employment law issues around the country.


  • Vice President for Programs and Operations, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, November 2015-Present
  • Treasurer, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, 2013-2015
  • Vice Chair, ABA TIPS Employment Law and Litigation General Committee, 2013-2014
  • Vice Chair, ABA TIPS Trial Techniques General Committee, 2013-2014
  • Vice Chair, ABA TIPS Business Litigation General Committee, 2013-2014
  • Editor, ABA TIPS TortSource Editorial Board, 2013-2014
  • Regional Governor, California Central District, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, 2012-2013
  • Co-Chair, Litigation Committee, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, 2011-2012
  • Appointed, Council on Access and Fairness, State Bar of California, 2011-2014
  • President/Advisory Board, South Asian Bar Association of Southern California, 2008-2009
  • Member, Diversity in the Profession Committee, Los Angeles County Bar Association, 2009-2011
  • Editor, Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, 2009-2011
  • Board of Directors, MultiCultural Bar Alliance, 2008-2009
  • Executive Advisory Council, Asian Pacific American Legal Center, 2008-2009
  • Board of Governors, Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles County, 2007-2009
  • Board of Directors, North American South Asian Bar Association, 2006-2009
  • Member, Asian American Bar Association of Greater Bay Area
  • Member, Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Member, State Bar of California, Labor & Employment Law Section
  • Member, American Bar Association