Keith has dedicated his legal career to representing management in labor and employment matters. Keith’s litigation practice focuses primarily on defending employers in state and federal courts, in arbitration, against wage and hour class actions alleging violations of the California Labor Code and representative actions filed under California’s Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (PAGA). Keith also specializes in defending employers against claims brought by individual employees alleging all forms of workplace discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and the like. Keith has successfully defended employers before state and federal agencies. Irrespective of the type of claims his clients’ face, Keith works to understand each client’s unique goals, and implement a strategy to minimize risk, limit financial exposure, and achieve the most beneficial result possible.
Keith also offers strategic advice to employers on compliance matters, including creating employment policies and practices which comply with legal requirements, as well as day-to-day personnel management and human resources concerns.
With clients ranging from local, family-owned businesses to large, international corporations across a broad swathe of industries—including restaurant and hospitality, healthcare, construction, manufacturing, warehousing and logistics—Keith is adept at tailoring solutions to address each businesses’ employment-related issues.
Prior to joining the firm, Keith represented employers while working in the Labor & Employment group at an international law firm.
Keith represents employers in all aspects of employment law, including:
- Wage and hour matters alleging violations of the California Labor Code and/or IWC Wage Orders;
- Lawsuits involving employees’ claims for, including but not limited to, workplace discrimination, failure to accommodate, failure to engage in the interactive process, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination;
- Mediations, trials, and arbitration hearings; and
- Providing advice and counsel on various employment issues, including compliance with state and federal labor and employment laws and day-to-day personnel management decisions.
B.A., Political Science, Minor in History, University of California, Santa Barbara
J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law