Orrick congratulates partners Lynne Hermle and Joe Liburt on being recognized among the top 75 labor and employment lawyers in California by the Daily Journal.
In profiles of Lynne and Joe, the publication highlighted the Orrick team’s, which also included Jessica Perry, Shannon Seekao and Megan Lawson, victory on behalf of venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in the gender discrimination and retaliation case that “captivated the nation.” Lynne served as first chair while Joe handled a variety of tasks including expert discovery, examination of several experts at trial and jury instructions. Following 24 days of trial, a San Francisco jury rejected all of former partner Ellen Pao's claims that she was passed over for promotion and terminated because of her gender and complaints about discrimination.
In addition to Kleiner, the Daily Journal noted Lynne's current caseload which includes gender discrimination cases for Twitter and Microsoft and a trade secrets suit for Fitbit. The publication also noted Joe's creative victory for Sears in a wage class action filed by Sears' assistant store managers.