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Meeting of July 18, 2012 – Public Input into the Development of EEOC's Strategic Enforcement Plan

Gary Siniscalco, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Related Practice Areas

  • Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation
  • EEO Compliance
  • Trade Secrets Litigation
  • Wage-and-Hour
  • Cross-Border Employment Law Issues


  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1969
  • B.A., Economics, Le Moyne College, 1965


  • 2011 Chambers USA -Band 2, Labor and Employment
  • Named one of the leading employment lawyers in the nation by the National Law Journal
  • Ranked as one the top ten International Employment Lawyers in 2009 by International Who's Who
  • 2007 Leading Employment Lawyer, Chambers USA, cited as "wonderful and highly capable."
  • Ranked in the top 25 of Euromoney's "The Best of the Best USA 2007" (Labour and Employment)

Gary Siniscalco, a partner in the San Francisco office, is a member of the employment law group, where he specializes in representing employers. Mr. Siniscalco has developed special expertise in equal opportunity, affirmative action (OFCCP) compliance, wrongful discharge, wage-and-hour matters and in working with companies on cross-border employment issues. His practice involves both employment litigation and counseling. He has handled numerous class actions, pattern and practice cases and government audits, in court and before the EEOC and Department of Labor. Gary is widely recognized as one the top management employment lawyers in the U.S. by every major ranking organization, including Chambers USA, the National Law Journal, Best of the Best USA (Euromoney), Super Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal. Among management employment lawyers in the U.S. and Europe, Gary is ranked in the top ten of Who’s Who international management labor and employment lawyers and is described as “absolutely superb.”

Gary’s extensive practice in class actions includes litigation, consent decree strategies and preventive advice. Gary has also been designated as an expert or retained as special counsel in several federal class actions. Gary’s counseling practice extends beyond the U.S. and includes assisting U.S. multinational companies in dealing with employee issues in foreign jurisdictions. He has written numerous articles on employment law. Most recently, he is Management Editor­in-Chief of a two-volume treatise: Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets in Employment Law: An International Survey (BNA, 2010). Gary also was co-author of "The Law of Employment Discrimination from 1985-2010," Journal of the ABA Labor & Employment Law Section, Vol. 25, No. 3 (Spring 2010).

Some of Gary’s current representations include a commissioner’s charge and individual claims of race and national origin discrimination in use of criminal background checks against a major financial services company; a commissioner’s charge alleging race discrimination in hiring and promotions; and a multi-employee race promotion and pay case against a major retail store chain.

Prior to joining Orrick, Gary served as regional counsel and senior trial attorney for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in San Francisco.

Admitted in

  • California


  • American Bar Association's EEO Committee: Member and past management chair (1996-1998)
  • American Employment Law Council: Founding member and member of the board
  • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers: Fellow