United States: Pillsbury Winthrop Adds Key Employment Partner to Silicon Valley Office
Last Updated: April 27 2004

PALO ALTO, CA -- Pillsbury Winthrop LLP announces today that partner Greg Lemmer has joined the firm’s Silicon Valley office to continue his employment law practice, which includes litigation and counseling in the areas of wrongful termination, employment discrimination, harassment and wage and hour. Lemmer represents employers in several industries, including software, networking, telecommunications and retailing.

"Greg brings a distinct skill set to the table, which will enhance what we can offer our clients," says Paula Weber, co-chair of Pillsbury Winthrop's employment and labor practice. "His broad employment knowledge and unique Silicon Valley experience make him a perfect fit for our practice."

Lemmer comes to Pillsbury Winthrop from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. Joining Lemmer is associate Amy Thornborrow, who has practiced with him in the litigation and employment area with for several years, most recently at Orrick.

"At Pillsbury Winthrop I look forward to further developing my practice," says Lemmer. "The firm has a great mix of emerging growth and mature company clients and it is exciting to be a part of a growing employment law practice group and firm."

Lemmer has served as lead counsel in numerous lawsuits filed in federal and state courts involving claims of wrongful discharge or wrongful termination in violation of public policy. He has successfully defended several employers against harassment, discrimination and retaliation claims filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement and various federal and state courts.

Lemmer also provides clients with day-to-day counseling advice on such issues as leaves of absence, wage and hour laws, reasonable accommodations for disabled employees and applicants, workplace investigations, preparation of human resources policies and employment, incentive pay and employment and severance agreements. He regularly conducts training presentations to managers and human resources professionals throughout the United States on all these topic.

"We are pleased to welcome Greg to our office and are enthusiastic about how he augments our growing Silicon Valley employment and labor capabilities," says Davina Kaile, managing partner of Pillsbury Winthrop's Silicon Valley office.

Lemmer received his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School, an M.A. in Labor and Industrial Relations from Michigan State University and a B.A. also from Michigan State University.

Attorneys in Pillsbury Winthrop's Silicon Valley office have extensive experience in technology, intellectual property, corporate & securities, litigation, environmental and employment law.

Pillsbury Winthrop LLP is an international law firm with core practice areas in capital markets, real estate, financial services, litigation, intellectual property, global energy and technology. The firm has 16 offices worldwide. For further information please visit http://www.pillsburywinthrop.com

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