Lauri A. Damrell

Senior Associate
Employment Law

Lauri Damrell, a senior associate in the Sacramento office, is a member of the employment law group.

Ms. Damrell’s practice focuses on employment litigation and counseling. Orrick’s Employment Law and Litigation group was recently named Labor & Employment Department of the Year in California by The Recorder, the premier source for legal news, in recognition of their significant wins on behalf of leading multinational companies on today’s most complex and challenging employment law matters.

She has experience in all phases of single-plaintiff and class action litigation involving a variety of employment issues, including claims regarding wage-and-hour laws, independent contractors, exempt/non-exempt classifications, discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and other employment regulations; including experience representing clients before the EEOC, OFCCP, U.S. Dept. of Labor, IRS, and various state agencies.

Ms Damrell has played a key role in defending several national and international corporations in putative class and collective actions; and has recently defeated class certification for a Fortune 200 company against one of the country’s leading class action plaintiffs’ counsel.

Ms. Damrell publishes articles on topics relevant to wage-and-hour issues and diversity in the workforce and recently spoke on a panel at the U.S. Capitol providing her legal expertise on the Paycheck Fairness Act.

Ms. Damrell is an active member of the ABA Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity Law and the National Association of Women Lawyers; and is co-founder of the Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Sacramento (MAMAS).

Lauri Damrell
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Admitted In
  • California

Education
  • J.D., Order of the Coif, University of California, Davis School of Law, 2005
  • B.A., cum laude, English, University of Pennsylvania, 1999
Honors
  • The Recorder's California Labor & Employment Department of the Year (2013-2014)
  • The Recorder's California Litigation Department of the Year (2013-2014)
  • Member and a national team competitor, Moot Court Board
  • Winner of the Irving L. Neumiller Memorial Moot Court Competition (Spring 2004)
Clerkships
  • Hon. Chief Judge David F. Levi, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 2005
Memberships
  • State Bar of California
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity Law
  • Federal Bar Association, Sacramento Chapter
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Women Lawyers of Sacramento

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