Two Orrick Partners Named to SVBJ's 2016 Women of Influence


Congratulations to our partners Christine McCarthy and Jessica Perry on their selection to the 2016 Women of Influence list. Published by the Silicon Valley Business Journal, this annual list honors 100 women who are making significant achievements in their fields.

Jessica is leading some of the biggest and most high-profile employment cases including most recently working in tandem with fellow Orrick partner Lynne Hermle to achieve a complete and resounding victory for venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins in the high-stakes gender discrimination case brought by former partner Ellen Pao.

Christine has developed two equity compensation tools - restricted stock units and stock option extension programs - that have been used by leading tech companies to address key equity compensation issues.

Profiles of each of the honorees will run in the April 1 print edition. Both will also be honored at an awards reception to be held in May.