Kirk A. Hornbeck’s practice focuses on complex employment litigation and class action defense. Kirk has defended clients in dozens of class actions involving employee and consumer claims as well as statewide representative actions brought pursuant to the California Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (“PAGA”).
Kirk also has represented clients in a wide range of complex commercial litigation matters, including in the financial services sector. In addition to his litigation practice, Kirk regularly counsels clients on how to minimize litigation risk with a focus on how to comply with California’s wage-and-hour laws.
His pro bono experience includes representing a class of indigent foster care children seeking certain health care services.
Kirk is admitted to practice before all courts sitting in California, including the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Prior to law school, Kirk taught English at Crenshaw High School in South Central Los Angeles.
- Defended nearly 50 employee and consumer class actions in federal and state courts around the country
- efended numerous statewide, representative “PAGA only” actions based on a variety of alleged underlying Labor Code violations
- Represented banks, broker-dealers, insurance agencies, registered representatives, and affiliated entities in trial courts, appellate courts, and arbitral fora
- Litigated a wide range of business and customer disputes for clients in numerous industries, including accounting, construction, defense contracting, and retail
- Successfully argued dispositive issues before the California Court of Appeal and federal and state trial courts
- Counseled clients on wage-and-hour compliance and arbitration agreements, among other employment-related matters
- JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 2005
- MA, English & Comparative Literature, University of California, Irvine, 2002
- BA, English, Oberlin College, 1997
- American Bar Association
- Los Angeles County Bar Association
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