Education and Clerkships

J.D., Harvard Law School, 2010, Editor in Chief, Harvard Latino Law Review

B.A., Harvard College, 2006, cum laude



New York

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas




Paloma Ahmadi enjoys counseling and representing clients through every stage of potential and actual employment and labor disputes. Her practice focuses on labor and employment litigation, including wage and hour collective actions, counseling, and the labor and employment aspects of mergers and acquisitions.

Paloma joins the firm from Major League Baseball’s Office of the Commissioner, where her practice included labor relations, collective bargaining, grievance proceedings, employment litigation, and international employment issues. Paloma has represented clients in EEOC proceedings and wage and hour litigation, and counsels clients on codes of conduct, and ethics and compliance policies.

Paloma also has extensive experience both as in-house counsel and outside counsel advising clients on compliance with anti-corruption and anti-bribery laws including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and related anti-corruption laws, as well as compliance with OFAC sanctions. She has conducted internal investigations on behalf of clients related to FCPA, OFAC, and related matters in jurisdictions around the globe. She has also helped clients to create, update, implement and administer global anti-corruption compliance programs.  Finally, Paloma has counseled clients on the compliance aspects of mergers and acquisitions.

Professional Recognition

  • Included in the "Ones to Watch" category of Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., 2021
  • Recognized in Best San Antonio Female Lawyers, San Antonio Scene, Scene Monthly, LLC, 2021
  • Recognized as a Rising San Antonio Star by San Antonio Scene Magazine, 2021
  • Recognized among the Best San Antonio Lawyers by San Antonio Scene Magazine, 2020

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • “Departing Employee Litigation: Pandemic Edition,” co-presenter, UT Law CLE’s Studio Webcast, May 28, 2020.
  • “The Benefits and Potential Costs of FTC-Style Regulation in Protecting Consumers,” co-author, 9 Competition Law International 11, January 2012.

Year in Review

Media and Entertainment Law - Year in review

Media and Entertainment Law

Welcome to the 2019 edition of the Haynes and Boone Media and Entertainment Law Year in Review. The Media and Entertainment Practice Group of Haynes and Boone represents a broad range of clients in all facets of media and entertainment, intellectual property, open government and First Amendment litigation, counseling and legislative matters. We are proud to provide a summary of our accomplishments and activities in 2019, and to highlight some of the trends impacting the media and entertainment industry.

Selected Client Representations

  • Development and implementation of anti-corruption compliance program at high-profile multinational company, including providing ongoing compliance-related counseling.
  • Internal investigation of alleged FCPA violations made against Fortune 50 company in connection with public contracts in multiple foreign countries.
  • Diligence support related to FCPA compliance for an international transaction.
  • Internal investigation related to allegations of harassment made against a senior executive.
  • Advising client on the labor aspects of an asset purchase involving a unionized workforce.
  • Counseling client facing unionizing efforts at facilities in multiple jurisdictions.
  • On a pro bono basis, with a previous firm, formed part of the trial team that won a landmark victory for Maryland’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

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