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Julie A. Totten

Julie A. Totten

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Sacramento, CA, USA

Julie Totten is the partner in charge of Orrick’s Sacramento Office. She is also the partner in charge of the Sacramento Employment Law and Litigation group, which was recently named Labor & Employment Department of the Year in California by The Recorder, the premier source for legal news, in recognition of their significant wins on behalf of leading multinational companies on today’s most complex and challenging employment law matters.

Julie, who has more than 20 years’ experience representing companies in high stakes litigation, is honored to be a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment and she also serves as a Council Member of the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section. Julie has achieved significant results for her clients and in 2014 she was recognized by Legal 500 as someone who "truly understands corporate politics and works with in-house counsel to understand the intersections of legal advice and business objectives." 

Julie represents employers in complex cases, including wage-and-hour class and collective actions, EEO claims and claims involving breach of contract and wrongful termination. She has also successfully represented clients involved in investigations and audits by the Department of Labor and the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, and she assists clients in developing compensation policies and compliance measures designed to reduce potential exposure. Julie also counsels and trains clients on a wide variety of employment law matters, including social media and employee privacy.

Practice Areas

  • Employment Law & Litigation
  • Cybersecurity & Data Privacy


  • Who's Who Legal: Management Labour & Employment (2014-2015)
  • Northern California Super Lawyers (2013-2015)
  • The Recorder California Labor & Employment Department of the Year (2013-2015)
  • The Recorder California Litigation Department of the Year (2013-2015)
  • Fellow, College of Labor and Employment
  • Lawdragon Top 40 Up and Coming Employment Lawyers
  • University of San Diego Law Review, Member and Comments Editor
  • Gipson Scholar


  • J.D., University of San Diego School of Law, 1993, magna cum laude
  • B.A., The College of Idaho, 1989, summa cum laude
Julie A. Totten is associated with the following items:
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters Employee Privacy Law - Employment Law Yearbook 2018, Thursday, April 19, 2018

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