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Patricia K. Gillette

Patricia K. Gillette

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

San Francisco, CA, USA

Patricia Gillette, a partner in Orrick's San Francisco office, is a member of the Employment Law Group. Ms. Gillette's practice focuses on all aspects of employment law, including wrongful discharge and discrimination litigation of class actions and individual/multi-plaintiff cases in both state and federal court, representation of employers before administrative agencies, and counseling and training employers on preventive personnel practices.

Ms. Gillette is the founder of the Opt-In Project, a nationwide initiative focused on changing the structure of law firms to increase the retention and advancement of women in the workplace. She is a Commissioner on the ABA Commission on the status of women, a member of the NAWL Board, a member of the Austin Consortium and Co-Chair of the BASF No Glass Ceiling Initiative.

She is a key  note speaker on women's issues and writes columns and articles for various national publications and on-line media.


  • J.D., cum laude, University of San Francisco School of Law, 1976
  • A.B., Occidental College, 1973


  • Named among "The Best Lawyers in America," Chambers USA
  • Recognized as one of the Top 50 Labor & Employment Attorneys in Northern California by American Registry.
  • Recognized by The International Who's Who of Management Labour and Employment Lawyers
  • Listed as a "Star Lawyer" in PLC Which Lawyer? Global 50 Portraits, 2006
Patricia K. Gillette is associated with the following items:
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Diversity & Inclusion in Law Practice 2015 (Free) , Thursday, February 19, 2015 , New York, NY
Pro Bono  Pro Bono Diversity & Inclusion in Law Practice 2015 (Free) , Thursday, February 19, 2015 , New York, NY
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