Representing clients ranging from Fortune 500 global companies to small and local business owners, Kent understands the employment law and business considerations impacting employers in a wide variety of industries including technology, finance, retail, hospitality, construction, healthcare, and consulting. Kent brings over fifteen years of employment defense experience to his litigation, advice and counseling practice. Kent understands that businesses are made up of people, and that navigating California’s employment laws can be stressful for those people. Kent’s experience and knowledge – combined with his accessibility, responsiveness, and humor – personalizes the attention given to each client and minimizes the stress of litigation and decision-making on employment law matters.
Kent has litigated and resolved numerous employment disputes, including individual, class action, and representative action cases, with expansive trial and appellate work in both state and federal courts. He has also advised on personnel decisions and policy questions covering a wide spectrum of employment law topics including wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, and wage and hour matters.
One of the few California employment lawyers with extensive class action trial experience, Kent’s practice has helped to shape California class action law, with multiple published decisions resulting. He was part of the trial and appellate team that won a landmark California Supreme Court decision that formulated class action certification and trial management principles in employment cases. He has also successfully argued before the California Court of Appeal on issues involving attorney conflicts of interest in employment class actions.
Kent enjoys learning about new industries and technologies, and advising on the unique employment-law issues facing employers of all types and sizes.contact me