Patrice N. Harper

Special Counsel

"Representing a client means more than putting on a suit and appearing in court. It means learning the client’s business like it is your own and making the necessary decisions to advance your client’s interests. That is what I do every day."

Patrice N. Harper

Special Counsel

2033 North Main Street, Suite 800, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
T: 925.930.6600 F: 925.930.6620


A seasoned and accomplished attorney with over 12 years of litigation experience, Special Counsel Patrice Harper is resident in our Walnut Creek office. She dedicates her practice to healthcare and employment law. 

Insider’s perspective

Patrice has an acute knowledge of healthcare law, having previously served as general counsel to a healthcare company. She has experience representing companies during litigation, arbitrations, administrative actions, contract negotiations and investigations. Patrice advises her clients on matters of business and finance, and knows what it takes to protect a healthcare company’s best interests in adversarial proceedings.  

Previously, Patrice acted as corporate counsel for a management and asset protection company, where she gained further valuable employment law know-how. She is familiar with rules and regulations at local, state and federal levels, and ensures her clients are compliant with Title VII  and the ADA, FMLA, , ADEA, FEHA and FLSA. Patrice provides training and updates for management and employees on compliance risk areas, trends, and labor and employment law developments. She is well-versed in other legal matters as they relate to employment law, such as hiring, leave and accommodation, discipline, terminations and compensation.

Guiding all clients to success

Patrice has successfully worked on all stages of litigation, from pre-trial motions to appeals. She has extensively represented clients as both witnesses and targets in complex government investigations, dealing with witness interviews, grand jury testimony, and the production of paper and electronic documents.

With a diverse legal background, Patrice has practiced in state and federal courts. She has handled corporate investigations, securities fraud, multi-party and class action litigation, labor and employment litigation, intellectual property litigation, unfair business practices, construction litigation, insurance coverage disputes, bankruptcy, criminal cases and habeas corpus matters. Patrice also has experience in criminal law, enhanced by an internship in the United States Attorney’s Office. 

Most recently, Patrice served as general counsel with San Francisco Health Care and Rehab, Inc. in San Francisco, California. Dedicated to giving back, Patrice devotes much of her free time imparting some of her knowledge upon the next generation of lawyers. As a professor at John F. Kennedy University College of Law, she teaches courses on Constitutional Law, Civil Rights, Law and Motion, and Legal Research and Writing. 

 

Overview

A seasoned and accomplished attorney with over 12 years of litigation experience, Special Counsel Patrice Harper is resident in our Walnut Creek office. She dedicates her practice to healthcare and employment law. 

Insider’s perspective

Patrice has an acute knowledge of healthcare law, having previously served as general counsel to a healthcare company. She has experience representing companies during litigation, arbitrations, administrative actions, contract negotiations and investigations. Patrice advises her clients on matters of business and finance, and knows what it takes to protect a healthcare company’s best interests in adversarial proceedings.  

Previously, Patrice acted as corporate counsel for a management and asset protection company, where she gained further valuable employment law know-how. She is familiar with rules and regulations at local, state and federal levels, and ensures her clients are compliant with Title VII  and the ADA, FMLA, , ADEA, FEHA and FLSA. Patrice provides training and updates for management and employees on compliance risk areas, trends, and labor and employment law developments. She is well-versed in other legal matters as they relate to employment law, such as hiring, leave and accommodation, discipline, terminations and compensation.

Guiding all clients to success

Patrice has successfully worked on all stages of litigation, from pre-trial motions to appeals. She has extensively represented clients as both witnesses and targets in complex government investigations, dealing with witness interviews, grand jury testimony, and the production of paper and electronic documents.

With a diverse legal background, Patrice has practiced in state and federal courts. She has handled corporate investigations, securities fraud, multi-party and class action litigation, labor and employment litigation, intellectual property litigation, unfair business practices, construction litigation, insurance coverage disputes, bankruptcy, criminal cases and habeas corpus matters. Patrice also has experience in criminal law, enhanced by an internship in the United States Attorney’s Office. 

Most recently, Patrice served as general counsel with San Francisco Health Care and Rehab, Inc. in San Francisco, California. Dedicated to giving back, Patrice devotes much of her free time imparting some of her knowledge upon the next generation of lawyers. As a professor at John F. Kennedy University College of Law, she teaches courses on Constitutional Law, Civil Rights, Law and Motion, and Legal Research and Writing. 

 

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Education

  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 2002
  • Swarthmore College, B.A., 1999

Admission

  • State Bar of California, 2003

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Charles Houston Bar Association