In her litigation practice, counsel Vilma Palma-Solana focuses on complex business disputes, including claims involving breach of contract, trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition and interference with contract/prospective economic advantage. She also has experience defending consumer class actions involving claims for false and misleading advertisements. Vilma routinely counsels companies on compliance and litigation matters involving California Proposition 65. Additional areas of her practice include employment matters, antitrust, commercial real estate litigation, and product liability.
Vilma is a trial attorney with substantial experience in all aspects of federal and state court litigation. She conducted direct and cross-examination of witnesses in a four-week federal jury trial, and obtained for her client an $8-million verdict for breach of contract involving the sale and financing of large aircraft. The verdict was affirmed on appeal.
An active participant in Perkins Coie’s pro bono programs, Vilma focuses on immigration matters. She has served as first chair in administrative merits hearings in her representation of young indigent clients in asylum claims before immigration court. Vilma has also represented a nonprofit organization in drafting an amicus curiae brief to the California Supreme Court in the area of privacy.
- Public Counsel, Immigrants' Rights Project, Volunteer, 2009
- Perkins Coie LLP, Summer Associate, 2007, 2008
- County of Orange, Office of Public Defender, Fullerton, CA, Intern, 2006
- Hon. A. Wallace Tashima, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Judicial Extern, 2008