Sweta Patel is a Partner in the Employment & Labor, Administrative Law (Pharmacy) and Litigation practice groups. She has extensive experience advocating for management in various labor and employment disputes, and handling litigated cases before California state courts, Federal courts, and in Arbitration. Ms. Patel's expertise extends to managing both single plaintiff and class action employment lawsuits, covering a wide array of issues such as discrimination, harassment, breach of contract, and wage and hour disputes. She is particularly adept at navigating the complexities of Private Attorneys General Act representative matters. Beyond litigation, Ms. Patel is a trusted advisor to employers, offering strategic guidance on compliance with state and federal laws and collective bargaining agreements. She collaborates closely with management to develop policies and procedures that not only align with legal requirements but also advance business objectives.

In her Pharmacy practice, Ms. Patel’s extensive experience in representing wholesalers, national and independent pharmacies, and pharmacists before the California Board of Pharmacy and Office of Administrative Hearings, sets her apart. She leverages her deep understanding of pharmacy law and litigation expertise to effectively advocate for her clients in regulatory enforcement actions and pharmacy-related contract disputes.

Representative Experience

  • Prevailed on Summary Adjudication in a breach of contract case and forced a favorable resolution of the case
  • Prevailed on Summary Judgment on behalf of a national pharmacy in a "failure to warn" case
  • Prevailed on Summary Judgment in the Eastern District of California where the Plaintiff made claims of discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination in violation of public policy, breach of contract, and intentional infliction of emotional distress
  • Successfully defended employer in various labor arbitrations challenge discipline and alleging breach of collective bargaining agreement
  • Obtained a favorable ruling on behalf of a pharmacist after the Board of Pharmacy's attempt to revoke the pharmacist's license to practice

Publications and Speeches

  • Ethical Rules for Attorneys in Pharmacy Practice, Speaker, American Society for Pharmacy Law, November 2023 
  • Pharmacies/Pharmacists and Employment Law, Speaker, American Society for Pharmacy Law, November 2019 
  • Overview of the PBM Regulations, Legislation, and Litigation:  Ways to Improve PBM-Pharmacy Relationship, Speaker, American Society for Pharmacy Law, November 2016  

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • American Society for Pharmacy Law, Board Member

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Society for Pharmacy Law


  • Hindi 
  • Gujarati 


Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D.

University of California at Berkeley, B.A.

Previous Experience

  • Klein, Hockel, Iezza & Patel, P.C, Partner
  • Littler Mendelson P.C., Associate


  • California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit

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