Professional Biography

Jill L. Ripke Senior Counsel

  • Los Angeles

    D +1.310.788.3260

    F +1.310.843.1249

    Los Angeles

    1888 Century Park East, Suite 1700

    Los Angeles, CA 90067-1721


  • Phoenix

    T +1.602.351.8000

    F +1.602.648.7000


    2901 N. Central Avenue, Suite 2000

    Phoenix, AZ 85012-2788


  • San Francisco

    T +1.415.344.7000

    F +1.415.344.7050



Jill Ripke is a senior counsel with the firm's Commercial Litigation and Employment practices and focuses her practice on complex class action cases. Jill has defended companies in employment and independent contractor class action matters dealing with claims relating to independent contractor status, misclassification, unpaid overtime, unpaid meal and rest breaks and unpaid off-the-clock work. She has substantial experience in class action cases, including early strategic assessment, defeat of collective and class action certification, supervision of electronic document review and litigation holds, managing discovery request responses, oversight of expert witnesses, deposing named plaintiffs and drafting summary judgment motions. Jill also represents clients in claims relating to California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA).

Jill advises clients regarding independent contractor agreements and drafting of arbitration agreements. Jill also defends employers against individual discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination claims in both state and federal court.

In addition to her employment practice, Jill has experience defending companies against Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) claims related to access for blind and visually impaired consumers, as well as for deaf and hard-of-hearing customers.

Professional Recognition

  • Recognized by Arizona Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star," 2014 - 2016
  • Graduate of the 2013 Arizona College of Trial Advocacy

Related Employment

  • Perkins Coie Brown & Bain P.A., Phoenix, AZ, Summer Associate, 2005
  • City Attorney's Office, Iowa City, IA, Intern, Spring 2005





Bar and Court Admissions

  • California
  • Arizona
  • Iowa


  • The University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., with distinction, 2006, Note and Comment Editor, Journal of Corporation Law
  • Wartburg College, B.A., Business Administration and Economics, summa cum laude, 2003