Kieran Hartley counsels and represents employers in various labor and employment law matters, with a primary focus on defending employers in class and representative actions alleging California wage and hour violations, including those alleged under the California Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). Additionally, Mr. Hartley represents employers in wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and traditional labor matters. Mr. Hartley’s experience includes multiple stages of the litigation process, including early risk assessment, motion practice, mediation sessions, and arbitrations and trials.

Mr. Hartley draws from his previous experience at an international labor and employment law firm, where he primarily represented institutional clients against class, collective, and representative wage and hour actions.

Following law school, Mr. Hartley served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Eduardo V. Rodriguez of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, where he confronted a number of complex legal issues of first impression.

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J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
B.A., State University of New York at Purchase


  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas


  • 2014, California
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