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Labor and employment Star

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Labor and employment

Kevin B. Leblang, chair of Kramer Levin’s Employment Law practice, advises and represents management in employment litigation and advisory matters. Kevin counsels employers on the full spectrum of employment law matters, ranging from the adoption and application of employee relations policies to the evaluation and minimization of litigation risks of employment decisions. He also conducts training sessions designed to avoid litigation and has successfully mediated dozens of disputes before JAMS, the American Arbitration Association and private mediators.

Kevin also represents management clients in litigation in federal and state courts, as well as before administrative agencies and arbitrators. He litigates claims alleging all forms of discrimination, breach of contract and myriad tort claims — including defamation, wrongful discharge, and negligent hiring or supervision — arising out of the employment relationship. He also advises and represents employers in the rapidly growing field of employee noncompetition law.

Kevin has secured favorable rulings in dozens of cases brought by former employees in state and federal litigation, as well as in arbitration, including successfully defending employers against claims for compensation and deferred compensation, discrimination, harassment, tort claims and breach of contract. Among his most recent representations, Kevin defended a global banking and financial services company against an action by a former employee alleging sexual orientation discrimination, obtaining dismissal of all claims. He successfully represented a major insurance company, obtaining dismissal of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) whistleblower and discrimination claims. Kevin and his team were also successful in obtaining summary judgments in favor of several large financial institutions facing sexual harassment, gender discrimination, race discrimination, and wage and hour claims in federal and state courts in New York.

Human Resource Executive
has ranked Kevin as one of the nation’s most powerful employment law lawyers for 10 years in a row. 


Updated Sep 2021