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Pam Fields

Senior Vice President – General Counsel & Secretary
Pam Fields joined West Marine in 1997 as its first General Counsel. She is responsible for managing West Marine’s worldwide legal affairs in addition to serving as Secretary to its Board of Directors. A seasoned professional with 30 years of experience, Pam’s legal career started in the practice of real estate syndications, tax and corporate law with the law firm of Certilman, Haft, Lebow, Balin, Buckley & Kremer located in Manhattan. After relocating with her family to Los Angeles, California, her focus turned to Entertainment Law, representing several independent motion picture production and distribution companies. Then, in 1997, she joined West Marine and established its first in-house legal department, where she has led the company’s legal affairs relating to mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, litigation, finance, securities, commercial transactions, and other legal matters.

Pam earned a Bachelor's degree, graduating Magna Cum Laude, from the State University of New York at New Paltz, and then her Juris Doctorate, graduating with honors, from Fordham University School of Law in Manhattan. She is licensed in California and New York and is an active member of the National Retail Federation’s General Counsel’s Forum, the American Bar Association and the Association of Corporate Counsel. Growing up on the shores of Long Island, N.Y., Pam has enjoyed recreational boating and fishing since she was a kid and loves to go boating as often as possible on the “other” coast with her husband and two children.

     

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