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Kevin W. Shaughnessy

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Baker & Hostetler LLP


Kevin Shaughnessy, Board Certified in Labor and Employment law, is a class action litigator who handles large-scale cases throughout the United States. He consults on corporate compliance matters, conducts confidential investigations, and assists with crisis management. Kevin helps clients avoid potential negative impacts of bet-the-company litigation. Kevin recently handled one of the first two cases filed by the EEOC claiming sexual orientation is covered by Title VII. That case, covered by almost every media outlet in the U.S., resolved quickly and amicably, with the EEOC complimenting the client’s handling of the case. Clients value Kevin’s insights and personal investment in the success of their understanding of the organization.

United States: Labor and employment

Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

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

Led by David Grant in Washington DC, the practice at Baker & Hostetler LLP is experienced in handling multiparty employment disputes, class actions and individual private-plaintiff actions. A team comprising New York-based Amy Traub, Houston's Dennis Duffy and Patrick Muldowney in Orlando defended Cost Containment Group in a class action enforcement lawsuit filed by the EEOC on behalf of a class of former employees accusing the company of religious discrimination. Melissa Siebert in Chicago obtained a favorable judgement for Southwest Airlines after plaintiffs alleged that Southwest violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act. The group also handles a variety of matters for McDonald's. Other recommended individuals are Eric Barnum in Atlanta, Joel Griswold, Kevin Shaughnessy and Joyce Ackerbaum Cox in Orlando, Edward Friedman and Drew Tipton in Houston, as well as the Los Angeles-based Margaret Rosenthal. M. Scott McIntyre in Cincinnati, Gregory Mersol and Martin Wymer in Cleveland, Jennifer Edwards in Columbus and Peter Fischer in Washington DC are also names to note. The Atlanta office was strengthen by the arrival of Jason D’Cruz, Brian Harris and Mark Zisholtz in April 2018 from Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP. Louis Cannon in Washington DC and Shareef Farag in Los Angeles made partner in January 2018.

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