Jason W. Kearnaghan is a partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Group in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Mr. Kearnaghan represents employers in state and federal courts with respect to all facets of employment law including wrongful discharge, employment discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, and hostile work environment.
A significant portion of his practice is devoted to the defense of complex wage and hour class action litigation. He has experience representing employers in union negotiations, organizing campaigns, elections, union grievance proceedings and unfair labor proceedings.
Mr. Kearnaghan also represents clients before state and federal administrative agencies, such as the Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, and the National Labor Relations Board.
Prior to joining Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, Mr. Kearnaghan practiced business litigation in the healthcare context. His practice included contractual disputes and managed care liability for Fortune 500 healthcare service providers and subsidiaries. He also served in the United States Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps as a trial attorney in criminal prosecution.
- J.D., University of San Diego, 1999
- B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1995
- United States Supreme Court
- United States District Court, Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts
- United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia
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