Erin M. Connell, Orrick. Ms. Connell is a partner in the San Francisco office and a member of the Employment Law Group. Orrick's Employment Law 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. Erin's practice covers all aspects of employment law, as well as complex business litigation outside the employment context. Erin has defended numerous class actions, EEOC systemic discrimination investigations, and complex individual cases involving claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and wage-and-hour claims. Erin has particular expertise in the area of pay equity and compensation analyses, and regularly advises clients with respect to OFCCP and other EEO audits. Erin also is an accomplished trial lawyer. She has tried several cases before juries and in arbitration. Additionally, Erin successfully has obtained numerous defense summary judgment rulings and other favorable resolutions in state and federal court. Representative clients include: Facebook, Oracle, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, Citigroup, The Home Depot, CVS Caremark, Williams Sonoma, Varian Medical Systems, CoorsTek and Seagate Technology.