Hollywood Reporter Names Orrick's Karen Johnson-McKewan to Power Lawyers List

The Hollywood Reporter | April.25.2018

Congratulations to Orrick’s Karen Johnson-McKewan on being named to The Hollywood Reporter’s 2018 Power Lawyers List. Spotlighting the 100 most influential lawyers in the entertainment industry, THR noted Karen’s work for tech company trailblazers, such as Netflix, in a high-stakes case brought by Fox over the hiring of two former employees. On our client’s position that Fox’s employment contracts are unenforceable, Karen said, "There’s definitely a sense that we are, in some ways, outsiders coming in and confronting practices that haven't been challenged in a long time." A longtime advocate and mentor for women in the law, Co-Leader of Orrick’s Women’s Initiative and a member of the firm’s Management Committee, Karen is used to challenging the status quo. When asked by THR for her advice to clients in the #MeToo era: "Don't become Mike Pence: Continue to mentor and sponsor women in your organization."