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Kenneth Gage

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Paul Hastings LLP

Work Department

Employment

Position

Partner in Employment Law Department. His litigation experience includes defendants’ verdicts in several jury trials involving race, age, sex, and disability discrimination claims, retaliation claims, and state common law claims, as well as numerous summary judgment rulings and injunction proceedings in restrictive covenant litigation matters. Mr. Gage has successfully defeated class certification in a pattern and practice race discrimination case under Title VII, as well as conditional certification in federal wage and hour cases. He has successfully argued several appeals in state and federal courts. In addition, with his extensive litigation experience, Mr. Gage regularly counsels employers on litigation avoidance and best practices.

Career

Previously a partner in Day, Berry & Howard (now Day Pitney) from 2000 to 2004. Joined Paul Hastings LLP as partner in 2004. Executive Editor of the 5th edition of Employment Discrimination Law, the leading BNA publication in the field.

Member

ABA Labor & Employment Section ABA Section of Litigation

Education

University at Buffalo Law School, J.D., 1991 State University of New York Buffalo, B.A., 1988


United States: Labor and employment

Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

Within: Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

Paul Hastings LLP has strong capabilities in the labor and employment sphere. Clients regularly engage the team to handle class actions and high-stakes claims relating to wage and hour, discrimination and trade secrets. New York-based practice head Patrick Shea has more than 35 years of experience; together with Barbara Brown and Carson Sullivan, both in Washington DC, he continues to represent Goldman Sachs in a nationwide gender discrimination class action. The group also handles a variety of matters for Google; in a recent work highlight, Cameron Fox is defending the tech giant in a widely publicized class action against a former employee, who claims that caucasians, males and political conservatives have suffered discrimination at Google. Elena Baca successfully acted for Fiber Systems International after a former executive and his new employer, Glenair, tried to invalidate the executive’s lawful post-employment restraints as well as the ones in every FSI contract on a nationwide level; Baca, alongside Fox and Jennifer Baldocchi, was able to dismiss the claims. Other members of the practice group include Nancy Abell, who is a widely recognized employment specialist, and Paul Grossman. Zach Hutton, Paul Cane and Jeffrey Wohl are key practitioners in the San Francisco office. Further recommended individuals are Neal Mollen and Kenneth Willner in Washington DC, Kenneth Gage and Marc Bernstein in New York, Bradford Newman in Palo Alto, as well as Donna Melby and Leslie Abbott. Felicia Davis made partner in February 2018. Stephen Sonnenberg retired. Named attorneys are based in Los Angeles except where indicated otherwise.

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Workplace and employment counseling

Within: Workplace and employment counseling

Paul Hastings LLP has expertise in advising on the full gamut of employment matters, including but not limited to terminations, internal harassment investigations and mandatory arbitration agreements. Practice head Patrick Shea is based in New York and focuses on employee benefits, employment discrimination, and wrongful discharge. He and Kenneth Gage led settlement negotiations in a global mediation for a telecoms company, which followed the acquisition of a satellite service provider. Other clients include Google, IBM and General Electric. In Washington DC, Barbara Brown  handles employment compliance diagnostics and strategic advice on diversity programs, while Kenneth Willner is a key contact for high-level testing and employee selection procedures and related questions; Carson Sullivan is also noted. New York-based Marc Bernstein has more than 25 years of experience. Senior counsel Kirby Wilcox in San Francisco, Bradford Newman in Palo Alto and Nancy Abell in Los Angeles are key contacts in California.

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