Kyle P. Klein

Associate

Kyle Klein prides himself on handling his clients’ employment problems so that they can focus on their business objectives. Kyle has worked with employers of all sizes to defend them in employment lawsuits – from single-plaintiff to class action cases. He also provides his clients with practical employment advice on their day-to-day operations to help them navigate California’s complicated employment laws. 

Kyle’s practice focuses on a variety of matters, including discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, reduction in workforce, hiring, wage and hour issues, and defamation. He has experience managing all phases of litigation, including writing motions and briefs, taking and defending depositions, preparing discovery requests and responses, and arguing motions in court.

Kyle has experience drafting and revising employee handbooks, policies, and procedures. He also provides preventative counseling on hiring and managing employees, as well as compliance with state and federal wage and hour laws, the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), the California Family Rights Act (CRRA), Title VII, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), and other employment laws.

Experience

Representative Matters

  • Obtained a complete defense verdict as the second chair in an employment arbitration, which included preparing witnesses for examination, drafting and arguing motions in limine, participating in strategy discussions, directly examining key corporate employees, and cross-examining several adverse witnesses
  • Defended a large healthcare provider in a single-plaintiff wrongful termination and disability discrimination case. Successfully resolved the case early in litigation and on terms favorable to the client
  • Obtained a favorable settlement in a wage and hour class action involving a well-known Los Angeles restaurant
  • Defended a large financial institution in a single-plaintiff harassment and retaliation case. Successfully resolved the case early in litigation and on terms favorable to the client
  • Defended a production company in a single-plaintiff disability discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination case. Successfully resolved the case on terms favorable to the client

Insights

Credentials
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Education

  • J.D. Loyola Law School 2016
    • Judicial extern, the Honorable Judith Ashmann-Gerst, California Court of Appeals, Second Appellate District
    • Editor, Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review
  • B.A. Political Science and Communications University of Wisconsin-Madison 2013

Bar Admissions

  • California

Community
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Pro Bono

  • Works with Public Counsel to assist adoptive parents with the adoption process and benefits-related inquiries