Lynne Hermle and Jessica Perry Recognized Among Top Labor and Employment Lawyers in California


Orrick is pleased to once again congratulate partners Lynne Hermle and Jessica Perry on being recognized by the Daily Journal as two of California’s leading labor and employment attorneys.

The Daily Journal profile of Lynne cited her two trial wins during the past year for SpaceX. “Those cases only serve to build Hermle’s reputation as one of the most formidable employment lawyers in California, and continue a stretch of success including a complete defense verdict for client Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in the heavily publicized Ellen Pao gender discrimination trial in 2015,” the Daily Journal noted.

Lynne has appeared seven consecutive times on the Daily Journal’s list of top employment lawyers in California. In discussing her recent trial successes, Lynne told the publication: “What they had in common was a very principled approach that the company is not going to settle issues that have no merit.”

Jessica, who co-heads the firm’s global litigation practice, made the Daily Journal’s list for the second time in the past three years. The publication highlighted Jess’s ability to identify trends in employment litigation as an adviser to the tech, retail, and financial services industries. The profile also noted that Jess has led a number of “significant” wage and hour class-actions, including gaining dismissal of a closely-followed class action on behalf of client Williams-Sonoma last year.