Tierra D. Piens

Associate

San Francisco


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Tierra D. Piens, a lawyer in Orrick’s San Francisco office, represents large corporations in high stakes and complex litigation.

Tierra has experience litigating in a variety of practice areas, including employment law, trade secrets misappropriation, and product liability. Her practice focuses on the representation of large corporate clients. Tierra also devotes a portion of her practice to providing pro bono services to nonprofit organizations and low income individuals.

Tierra received her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, where she also earned a Law & Technology Certificate of Specialization as recognition for her extensive coursework in technology law. While attending law school, Tierra was a member of the Berkeley Technology and Law Journal, and an editor of the Berkeley Journal of African American Law and Policy. In addition to her scholarship, during law school she provided pro bono legal services to dozens of low-income families through the East Bay Community Law Center.

A former judicial extern on the Northern District of California, Tierra has experience navigating both the federal and state court systems.

Posts by: Tierra Piens

Congressional Dems Reignite 20-year Battle to Pass the “Paycheck Fairness Act.”

For the last two decades, Congressional Democrats have attempted to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act. Beginning with the 105th Congress in 1997-98, several legislators have introduced versions of the act, including then-Senator Hillary Clinton in 2005. Following their newly won majority in the House of Representatives, Democratic lawmakers recently re-introduced the Paycheck Fairness Act on January 30, 2019. The proposed bill, H.R. 7, was introduced by Representative Rosa DeLauro (D) and appears to have considerable Congressional support. Notably, cosponsors of H.R. 7 include every Democratic member of the House of Representatives and forty-five Senators. READ MORE

New Year & New Law: Hawaii’s Ban on Prior Salary History Goes into Effect on Jan. 1st

On January 1, 2019 at the stroke of midnight, Hawaii joined a growing list of states and municipalities to ban prospective employers from asking applicants about their prior salary history.  As we have previously reported, several other jurisdictions have already passed similar laws that place restrictions on salary history during the application process, including California, New York City, Westchester, and Suffolk County, New York. READ MORE