Kevin Whittaker is an experienced trial lawyer. He focuses on defending and advising employers under California and U.S. law. He works with employers in the technology, e-commerce, venture capital, entertainment, retail and finance industries.

Kevin has substantial experience representing employers in courts, arbitration and administrative agency hearings. He has successfully defended employers through trial against claims involving gender, race and disability discrimination, as well as alleged retaliation and harassment.

He also advises on litigation prevention, hiring and reductions in force, and workplace investigations. He often provides corporate training on policy implementation, particularly concerning the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Fair Employment and Housing Act.

Kevin has been quoted in publications such as the Daily Journal, E! Entertainment, and Bloomberg on issues affecting employers across the country. He is also a frequent speaker at various events, including Advisen's Conference on Cyber Liability and Lorman Education Services' seminars.

In his spare time, Kevin competes in poker and backgammon, as well as travels with his wife and daughter.

    • Defense verdict and attorney fees award for a prestigious university in race discrimination trial.
    • Defense verdict on behalf transportation company against allegations of race discrimination.
    • Defended a prestigious university against whistleblower retaliation claims.
    • Defended a California employer in arbitration against disability discrimination claims.
    • Prevailed on a Federal Rule 12(b)(6) motion in case of first impression involving the enforcement of an out-of-state employer non-compete agreements in California.
    • Prevailed at an NLRB hearing on behalf of a winery related to claims for unpaid wages and whistleblower retaliation.
    • Prevailed in a bench trial against the EDD, who sought more than $450,000 in back unemployment contributions from employer.
    • Led several California and national Equal Pay Act audits on behalf of employers, involving compensation, bonus, and equity structures.
    • Conducted national and international workplace investigations.
    • Recent investigations involve unequal pay and whistleblower claims.