Shannon Seekao is a senior associate in the Silicon Valley office.
She is a member of Orrick’s employment law group that was named the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Labor & Employment Department of the Year in California by The Recorder in recognition of their significant wins on behalf of leading multinational companies on today’s most complex and challenging employment law matters.
Shannon has defended many companies in class action, multi-plaintiff and single plaintiff lawsuits under California and federal law, including claims for discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, as well as wage-and-hour claims. Most notably, Shannon was recently recognized as one of Silicon Valley Business Journal’s "40 Under 40" for her role on the trial team in connection with the firm’s resounding victory for venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers in the closely watched gender discrimination suit brought by former partner Ellen Pao. Shannon was responsible for all aspects of case management for more than two years of case preparation and during one of the highest profile trials in the Bay Area.
Shannon also provides employment counseling to small, medium and large companies on a variety of employment issues. She represents leading companies in the technology, bioscience, venture capital, education, financial services and retail sectors.
Prior to joining Orrick, Shannon was a litigation fellow for the Office of the General Counsel for the Regents of the University of California. She is a Bay Area native and lives in San Francisco with her husband and two cats.