Kayla Delgado Grundy

Managing Associate

San Francisco

Kayla Delgado Gundy is a lawyer in Orrick’s San Francisco office where she is a member of the Employment Group.

Kayla has experience litigating a variety of employment claims in both state and federal court, including trade secrets, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination claims. 

Orrick’s Employment Law and Litigation group was recently named Labor & Employment Department of the Year in California by The Recorder, the premier source for legal news, in recognition of their significant wins on behalf of leading multinational companies on today’s most complex and challenging employment law matters.

While in law school, Kayla participated in Berkeley Law’s Death Penalty Clinic, a clinic designed to enable law students to provide high-level, supervised representation to clients facing capital punishment. Through her work in the clinic, and through similar pro bono work in her legal practice, Kayla received hands on experience in appellate litigation and investigations.

  • Kayla's notable engagements include the following.

    • Represented two subsidiaries of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. in successfully obtaining a preliminary injunction against a former executive and his new employer in a trade secrets action.  
    • Represented an individual defendant against allegations of trade secrets misappropriation through trial where plaintiff's recovery was limited to less than four percent of the claims $25M in damages.
    • Represented Oracle America, Inc. in defending against a $6.6 billion breach of contract, fraud, false claims act, and civil RICO claims. The matter resolved very favorably to Oracle.
    • Represented, pro bono, a young mother from Guatemala seeking asylum in the United States.  Asylum was granted.

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