Eileen P. Kennedy
Ms. Kennedy has extensive experience counseling clients on federal and state employment laws and practices, including recruitment, hiring, employee/contractor classification, exempt/non-exempt status, compensation issues, leaves of absence, workplace accommodations, workplace privacy, discipline, and termination of employment.
Ms. Kennedy has over ten years of litigation experience defending companies and individual managers in employment-related and other business disputes. She has successfully defended employers in state courts, before the California Labor Commissioner, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Department of Fair Employment and Housing.
Ms. Kennedy returns to Berliner Cohen where for eight years she represented a wide variety of companies, including semiconductor, real estate, hospitality, medical and professional services businesses on employment law issues, and in all stages of litigation.
Ms. Kennedy previously served as corporate counsel for a publicly-traded, global chip manufacturer and Integrated Device Technology, Inc., an analog/digital technology company, where she advised executives, directors and human resources managers on federal and state employment laws while overseeing compliance with U.S. immigration and international employment laws. She previously practiced employment law with two firms in Buffalo, New York.