Rita R. Kanno is a partner in the San Diego office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Labor & Employment Practice. She began her practice with the firm in 2006 as a member of the healthcare and employment/labor practice groups.
Ms. Kanno’s practice focuses on employment-related litigation, including wage and hour class action defense. She has substantial experience representing employers in litigation. Her areas of concentration include wrongful termination, sexual harassment, employment discrimination and wage issues. In addition to litigation, Ms. Kanno has advised employers on various other employment related issues, including employment contracts, employee handbooks, employee privacy rights, employment termination, reductions in force and unemployment benefits; and compliance with the Fair Employment and Housing Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, California Family Rights Act, and California Labor Code.
Ms. Kanno also has significant experience in the representation of healthcare practitioners. She has successfully represented the interests of physicians, nurses, and hospitals in medical malpractice lawsuits. She has extensive law and motion experience, having success in federal and state dispositive motions, Appellate Reviews, and Binding Arbitration Hearings.
Education : Santa Clara Law School, Juris Doctor, 2002
State Bar Admissions, California
United States District Courts, United States District Court for the Southern District of California
San Diego Defense Lawyers, Board Member
Association of Business Trial Lawyers
American Inns of Court, Louis M. Welsh Chapter, Alumni