Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe’s Lynne Hermle, an employment law trial specialist if there ever was one, has developed something of a sub-specialty recently. For the second time in the past eight months, Hermle this week convinced a Los Angeles jury to side with Elon Musk-led SpaceX in a lawsuit brought by a disgruntled former employee.
Back in October, Hermle fought off a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by a female welder at the Hawthorne, California-based aerospace company. On Wednesday, after a two-week trial before Judge William F. Fahey in Los Angeles Superior Court, Hermle and her team beat back wrongful termination claims brought by Jason Blasdell, a technician who claimed he was fired for blowing the whistle about safety practices at the company.
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