Pamela J. Naughton: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Pamela J. Naughton


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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations
  • Life Sciences and FDA
  • Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare
University St. Olaf College, B.A., summa cum laude, 1976
Law SchoolYale Law School, J.D., 1979
Admitted1980, District of Columbia and Minnesota; 1981, California; Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; Tax Court; U.S. Supreme Court


•Former President, San Diego Chapter of the Federal Bar Association

•Barrister, William B. Enright Chapter of the American Inns Court

•Lawyer-Delegate, Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference

•Served on the Judicial Evaluation Committee of the San Diego County Bar Association


Pamela Naughton is a partner in the Government Contracts, Investigations and International Trade Practice Group in the firm's Del Mar Heights office.

Areas of Practice

Ms. Naughton specializes in internal investigations, complex business litigation, government investigations, and white-collar defense. She has extensive experience in complex civil, criminal and administrative cases involving accounting and securities fraud, health care, consumer fraud, class actions, tax fraud, government investigations, breach of contract and business torts.

She is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney and a counsel to the U.S. House Iran/Contra Committee and Judiciary Committee. Ms. Naughton represented M.H. in the seminal 9th Circuit case addressing foreign bank accounts and the required records exception to the 5th Amendment.


•AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell

•Rated one of the Top Lawyers in litigation by San Diego Magazine, 2013

•Named Top Ten Attorney 2006 and 2007 by peer vote as published by San Diego Transcript

•Named Top Attorney in Business Litigation in California by the Corporate Counsel 2008 Edition of Super Lawyers

•Southern California Super Lawyer, 2007-2014


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Pamela J. Naughton

12275 El Camino Real, Suite 200 (Del Mar Heights)
San DiegoCA 92130


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