Orrick's Lynne Hermle Named "Litigator Of The Week" For SpaceX Trial Win

The Am Law Litigation Daily | June.09.2017

Orrick partner Lynne Hermle has earned American Lawyer’s Litigator of the Week” for her trial win this week on behalf of SpaceX in Los Angeles Superior Court. A jury deliberated less than an hour and a half before returning a defense verdict for SpaceX in a $6 million whistleblower lawsuit filed by a former technician.

It was the second time in the past eight months that Lynne has led a trial triumph for SpaceX. In a separate case, Lynne led an Orrick team that secured a defense verdict last October in a sex harassment trial.

In honoring Lynne for her trial work for SpaceX, American Lawyer described her as “an employment law trial specialist if ever there was one.”

In addition to Lynne, the trial team included partner Julia Riechert, with support from senior associate Raija Horstman, senior paralegal Mystic Rosa and trial technology manager Trudy Harris.