Cheryl Orr, partner and chair of Drinker Biddle’s national Labor and Employment Practice, has been recognized as a Top Labor and Employment attorney in California by the Daily Journal.  The list, published on June 3, 2015, recognizes California’s top attorneys who have made a significant impact in employment and labor law. 

Orr has successfully defended more than 20 wage and hour class and collective actions in the last year alone for well-known national consumer brands while maintaining a full caseload of single plaintiff cases.  The write-up highlights a particular recent run of successes West Coast L&E attorneys (including Kate Gold, Phil Lebel, Jaime Walter and Valerie Kahn) have obtained for longstanding client, Kaplan Inc.

“You’re always postured as a lead, but you certainly can’t take credit for it all. We’re a team,” said Orr. She added that she has always been passionate about the field of labor & employment law: “I’ve always enjoyed labor and employment because it’s always a news story. Of course there are developments in the case law and strategy, but, at the end of the day, it comes down to the people and their issues in the workplace.”