Cheryl D. Orr

Cheryl D. Orr is an elected managing partner of the firm and chair of the firm’s national Labor and Employment Practice Group. Cheryl concentrates her practice on defending employers nationwide against complex wage and hour class, collective, and representative actions arising in industries including retail, health care, education, insurance, finance, and manufacturing. She also has a long history of resolving wrongful termination, unfair competition and discrimination cases through a winning motion practice. In addition to litigation, she provides a full range of employment law counseling, audit and training services.

Cheryl is often quoted in the media on employment law issues. She is a frequent writer and lecturer on employment law topics and regularly chairs the American Conference Institute's national wage and hour class action conference. Chambers USA consistently ranks Cheryl as one of the top employment lawyers in California, and the Daily Journal has named her as one of California’s Top Employment Lawyers and Top Women Lawyers. She is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America and a member of the American Employment Law Council.

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Job Types Partner
Areas of Practice 1) Labor & Employment
Law School Columbia University School of Law (J.D.,1988)
Education University of Minnesota (B.A.,1985)
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association
Most recent firm Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
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Dennis J. Morikawa
Dennis J. Morikawa

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