San Francisco, California
Pat Kruse Gillette of San, Francisco, CA, is partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. Gillette holds an elected position in her town of Kensington, California. She is affiliated with several women’s groups including the National Association of Women Lawyers Foundation (board), the San Francisco No Glass Ceiling Initiative (co-chair), the Austin Consortium (member), the ABA Gender Task Force (headed the Compensation Sub-Committee), Rainmakers Study Advisory Board (chair) and Direct Women (board). Gillette also served three years on the ABA Commission for Women in the Profession (member) and three years on the National Association of Women Lawyers (Board). She is also the co-founder of the Opt In Project, a nationwide initiative founded in 2006 focused on retaining women lawyers in the profession by changing the structure of law firms. Gillette received her B.A. from Occidental College and her J.D. from University of San Francisco.