Patricia Gillette, Esq. recently joined JAMS, Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc., as a full-time neutral with many years of experience as a top-rated trial lawyer and mediator. Prior to joining JAMS, Pat was a litigation partner with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe where she represented employers and provided counseling and training on preventive personnel practices. Pat also provided pro bono counseling services to Equal Rights Advocates on occasion.
Pat is the co-founder of the Opt-In Project, a nationwide initiative focused on changing the structure of law firms to increase the retention and advancement of women in the workplace and has been recognized on several occasions for her contributions to women in the profession. She has spoken and published widely on gender diversity and equality issues. Her presentations often include discussion of practical and workable solutions to confront institutional barriers facing women and minorities: implicit bias, the pay gap, lack of opportunity, candid and helpful feedback, and changes in workplace structures.
Most recently, Pat served on the Board of Legal Momentum.