PAWANPREET K. DHALIWAL is a senior associate at Outten & Golden LLP, where she provides zealous, client-centered, and trauma-informed representation to employees, professionals, and executives.
Ms. Dhaliwal negotiates, arbitrates, and litigates discrimination, harassment, and retaliation matters. She has contributed to obtaining numerous six-figure settlements*, including in cases on behalf of a technology start-up executive who experienced egregious sexual harassment and retaliation, a non-profit leader subjected to gender- and race-based pay inequities, and a healthcare whistleblower terminated after raising patient safety concerns. She has extensive experience representing employees in the technology and healthcare sectors, among others.
Ms. Dhaliwal has deep knowledge of California’s complex and ever-evolving workplace laws, including in the areas of sexual harassment, pay equity, discrimination based on race, religion, gender, disability, and leave status, and whistleblower retaliation. She is a member of the firm’s Individual Practice Area, Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Practice Group, and Whistleblower Retaliation Practice Group, and co-author of a chapter on California Harassment Law for a legal treatise.
Ms. Dhaliwal received her Bachelor of Arts from Harvard College in 2009, and her Juris Doctor from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law in 2015.
Ms. Dhaliwal serves as a Co-Chair of the Civil Rights Committee of the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area, one of the country’s oldest and largest minority bar associations.
Prior to joining Outten & Golden, Ms. Dhaliwal worked as a civil and workers’ rights lawyer at a prominent labor union representing healthcare professionals, a reputable boutique employee-side law firm, and a leading national civil rights organization.
(*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.)