George Parampathu

Legislative Attorney

George Parampathu (he/him/his) is a Legislative Attorney with ACLU California Action.

In law school, George engaged with criminal justice and homelessness topics in many ways, including volunteering with the Clean Slate Clinic in order to help low-income clients clear their criminal records so they could pursue better employment. However, the work George is most proud of from law school is the time he spent with ACLU California Action as a Legislative Advocacy Intern. Initially invited to join the team for a summer, George was invited back for two additional terms – becoming the longest serving intern in ACLU California Action’s history. During his year with the organization, he supported the Technology and Civil Liberties, Police Practices, Criminal Justice, and Reproductive Justice issue teams. George is forever grateful to the organization for helping him discover his passion for state-level policy work.

After graduating from law school, George began his career in Sacramento by working as a Legal Advocate for the California Labor Federation, where he provided support to the General Counsel, Chief of Staff, and Legislative team. At the Labor Federation, he lobbied for worker-friendly reforms of the Private Attorney Generals Act (PAGA) in light of a corporate-backed ballot initiative attempting to repeal the vital law in its entirety. Soon after he left the Labor Federation, the Governor announced an agreement between Legislative leaders, the California Chamber of Commerce, and the California Labor Federation that reformed PAGA to better serve workers and withdrew the ballot initiative.

George returned to work for ACLU California Action as a Legislative Attorney focused on Police Practices and other Criminal Justice issues in June of 2024. George earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and his Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology from UC Irvine before getting his J.D. with a Public Interest & Social Justice Certificate from UC Berkeley School of Law. Outside of work, he enjoys hiking, trying new foods, and perusing thrift stores.