Pomerantz LLP

Cheryl D. Hamer


Los Angeles

Securities Litigation

Lincoln University Law School

State of California; the District of Columbia;  State of New Mexico (inactive), U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Central Districts of California, the District of New Mexico,the District of Columbia; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fourth, Seventh, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits; U.S. Supreme Court


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Cheryl D. Hamer joined Pomerantz in January 2003 and became a partner in January 2007. She is the resident partner in the Firm’s San Diego office.

Ms. Hamer has long experience working with public and Taft-Hartley pension and welfare funds. As a member of the Firm’s Institutional Investor Practice Group, she has been involved in a number of cases, including Booth v. Linn Energy LLCIn re American Italian Pasta Co. Sec. Litig. and In re Symbol Technologies, Inc. Sec. Litig.

Before joining Pomerantz, Ms. Hamer served as counsel to nationally-known securities class action law firms focusing on the protection of investors rights. In private practice for over 20 years, she has litigated, at both state and federal levels, racketeer influenced and corrupt organizations, continuing criminal enterprise, death penalty and civil rights cases and grand jury representation. She has authored numerous criminal writs and appeals.

Ms. Hamer is a member of the Advisory Board  of Freedom in Creation, serves as a pro bono attorney at Casa Cornelia representing clients seeking asylum in the United States , was an Adjunct Professor at American University, Washington College of Law from 2010 - 2011 and served as a pro bono attorney for the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project. She was an Adjunct Professor at Pace University, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Criminal Justice Program and The Graduate School of Public Administration from 1996 to 1998. She has served on numerous non-profit boards of directors including Shelter From The Storm, the Native American Preparatory School and the Southern California Coalition on Battered Women, for which she received a community service award.

Ms. Hamer is a member of the Litigation and Individual Rights and Responsibilities Sections of the American Bar Association, the Corporation, Finance & Securities Law and Criminal Law and Individual Rights Sections of the District of Columbia Bar, the Litigation and International Law Sections of the California State Bar, and the National Association of Public Pension Attorneys and represents the Firm as a member of the Council of Institutional Investors, the National Association of State Treasurers, the National Conference on Public Employees Retirement Systems, the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, the State Association of County Retirement Systems, the California Association of Public Retirement Systems, the Texas Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems, and the Association of Canadian Pension Management.

Ms. Hamer is a 1973 graduate of Columbia University and a 1983 graduate of Lincoln University Law School. She studied tax law at Golden Gate University and holds a Certificate in Journalism from New York University.