Pamela S. Duffy (’70)
Partner Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP
Distinguished Alumna, College of Natural and Social Sciences
Pamela S. Duffy is a senior real estate partner at Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP. She practices in the areas of commercial real estate, land use and development, with a special expertise in large public and private entity transactions. Duffy has acted as lead counsel for numerous major development projects, including the California Pacific Medical Center and the new San Francisco 49ers NFL stadium in Santa Clara. For over 20 years, she has been ranked as one of the best lawyers in America by Best Lawyers, and has been annually listed as a super lawyer in Northern California.
Duffy has served as a visiting lecturer at Yale, Harvard, UCLA, MIT, Stanford, the Practicing Law Institute, UC Berkeley, the University of Oregon, Southern Methodist University, the Urban Land Institute, the California Building Industry Foundation and other professional organizations. Currently, she teaches an undergraduate political science seminar at UC Berkeley.
Duffy serves on the board of the National Advisory Council of the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley, and has previously served on the boards of various institutions such as the International Museum of Women Advisory Committee, United Cerebral Palsy Association of San Francisco, and KQED, Inc.
In 1970, she graduated with honors from Cal State LA. During her time as a student, Duffy acted as senior class president and president of the School of Letters and Science, and was active with Educational Participation in Communities Program (EPIC). She earned her J.D., cum laude, in 1978 from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.