Timothy J. LongOrrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
leads a vibrant labor and employment law practice representing clients throughout California, and beyond, from his offices in Los Angeles and Sacramento. Orrick's Employment Law and Litigation group 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. Mr. Long has significant experience litigating complex employment matters, having acted as lead counsel in numerous class, collective and representative actions and advised on dozens more. He has represented financial institutions, high tech companies, healthcare-related entities, airlines, retailers, transportation and logistics companies, among others. Mr. Long is one of the few lawyers who has tried to verdict an employment class action, obtaining a complete defense verdict on behalf of a major retailer in a matter in which the potential exposure exceeded US$40 million. He went on to protect the verdict on appeal. Mr. Long currently has two significant cases pending before the California Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court, the outcomes of which will have dramatic impacts on California employers. In the wage-and-hour area, Mr. Long has litigated exemption, incentive compensation, independent contractor, off-the-clock and pay practice claims. He also has defeated class and collective certification (including at Stage One) in exemption, off-the-clock and pay practice cases.