Ms Kerry Friedrichs > Seyfarth Shaw LLP > San Francisco, United States > Lawyer Profile

Seyfarth Shaw LLP
560 MISSION STREET
SUITE 3100
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94105-2930
United States
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Work Department

Labor and Employment Department; Wage and Hour Litigation Practice Group

Position

Kerry Friedrichs is a partner in the firm’s Wage and Hour Litigation Practice Group. With a strong understanding of California and federal wage and hour law, she advises clients nationwide regarding a wide variety of wage and hour issues. She represents clients across industries, and has developed particular expertise in the healthcare, financial services, and retail industries. She represents employers in wage and hour class actions and in connection with Department of Labor investigations and claims before the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement.

Career

Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Education

J.D., University of California, Los Angeles School of Law (1998); B.A., Stanford University (1994)

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Labor and employment > Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

Seyfarth Shaw LLP fields a team of ‘good experts, comprising seasoned lawyers supervising stellar long-term associates‘. Noted for its expertise in wage-and-hour class actions and workplace litigation alleging discrimination, the nationwide group is praised for being ‘hands on, extremely thorough, and extraordinarily knowledgeable‘. Work highlights included Noah Finkel and Andrew Scroggins acting for Epic Systems as co-counsel (alongside Hogan Lovells US LLP and Kirkland & Ellis LLP) in a landmark case decided by the Supreme Court in May 2018, relating to the enforceability of the agreement into which the plaintiff entered requiring the parties to resolve wage-hour disputes through individual arbitration and waive class and collective proceedings. The ‘one-of-a-kind‘ Gerald Maatman continues to lead a team acting for Sterling Jewelers (together with co-counsel Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP) in an employment discrimination class action. Brian Ashe successfully acted for Digital Realty Trust before the Supreme Court in a case relating to the definition and statutory application of the term ‘whistleblower’. Camille Olson is a ‘world class lawyer‘ and Washington DC-based Raymond Baldwin is a ‘ zealous advocate for his clients with a practical approach‘. In Los Angeles, Andrew Paley is an ‘extremely well-versed adviser‘, and Jon Meer is praised for his ‘immense knowledge and trial practice‘. Atlanta’s Robert Stevens is described as an ‘expert in restrictive covenant work‘; clients also appreciate Kerry Friedrichs in San Francisco and Pamela Devata for ‘being leaders in their field and being able to answer questions on the spot‘. Further recommended individuals are practice head Laura Maechtlen and Christian Rowley in San Francisco, Boston’s Richard Alfred and the ‘greatly experienced and knowledgeableLisa DamonLorie Almon and Gina Merrill in New York, as well as Richard Lapp. In Houston, the team was strengthen by the arrival of Scott Nelson from Baker McKenzie LLP in May 2018, while John Yslas joined the Los Angeles office from Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP in July 2018. Named attorneys are based in Chicago except where indicated otherwise.