Mr. Palmer is an attorney in the firm’s Government Law section specializing in legislative advocacy, issues relating to the administration of justice, regulation of business activities as well as privacy and electronic communications.
Prior to joining Nielsen Merksamer, Mr. Palmer served as chief counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee where he worked for ten years. Mr. Palmer worked on over a thousand bills as well as high profile issues ranging from foreclosure and tort liability to privacy and data breach. He worked extensively with the Judicial Council of California to address issues relating to access to justice, court efficiencies and funding for the Judicial branch. Before working for the Senate, Mr. Palmer served as an extern to federal Judge Kimberly Mueller and as a law clerk in the Civil Division of the United States Attorney’s Office.
Mr. Palmer attended U.C. Davis, where he earned degrees in Biological Sciences and Psychology. He received his juris doctor with distinction from the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law. Mr. Palmer is a member of the California State Bar.