Julie Totten is the partner in
charge of Orrick’s Sacramento Employment Law Group and leads a vibrant practice
throughout the State of California.
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
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.
Some of Julie’s more notable
engagements include the following:
- Fortune 100 Telecommunications Company. Julie defeated class certification in a wage-and-hour class
action alleging off-the-clock work at the client’s California call centers.
- Global Fortune 200 Pharmaceutical Company. Julie obtained summary judgment for
a pharmaceutical company in a wage-and-hour class action challenging the exempt
status of pharmaceutical representatives.
- Global Eyewear Company. Julie represents a global eyewear retailer in several
and nationwide wage-and-hour class and collective actions.
- Professional Services Firm. Julie represents a professional services firm in several
class and collective actions challenging the exempt status of accountants and
other entry-level professionals.
- Fortune 100 Financial Services Company. Julie successfully represented a financial services client
in a wage-and-hour class action seeking reimbursement of alleged expenses
incurred by loan officers.
- Pharmaceutical Company. Julie successfully represented a pharmaceutical client in a
wage-and-hour class action challenging the validity of the defendant’s
alternative workweek schedules and alleging failure to pay for all work