Kelly Dobbs Bunting: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Kelly Dobbs Bunting

Philadelphia,  PA  U.S.A.

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Experience & Credentials

Practice Areas

  • Labor & Employment
  • Global Human Capital Solutions
  • Litigation
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) & Global Anti-Corruption
Contact InfoTelephone: 215.988.7858
Fax: 215.717.5246
University University of South Florida, B.A., Communications, Broadcast News, 1982
Law SchoolTemple University James E. Beasley School of Law, J.D., 2001
AdmittedPennsylvania; New Jersey; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Professional & Community Involvement


•Member, American Bar Association
•Member, Labor and Employment Section, International Labor and Employment Law Committee
•Co-Chair, Membership Development and Marketing Subcommittee
•Member, International Law Section, International Employment Law Committee, Steering Committee
•Liaison, International Law Section for Labor and Employment Section
•Member, International Bar Association
•Member, New Jersey Bar Association
•Member, Pennsylvania Association
•Member, Philadelphia Bar Association
•Co-Chair, Labor and Employment Committee, 2009 and 2010


•Member, World Trade Center, Philadelphia, 2011-2013
•Member, Philadelphia Bar Association, Committee of Women in the Profession, Retention and Promotion of Women Subcommittee, 2006, 2008
•Member, Women's Way Conference, Women and Influence Committee, 2003-2005
•Legal Advocate, The Spring (Shelter for Abused Women and Children)


Kelly Dobbs Bunting litigates class and collective actions involving claims under federal and state law for wage and hour violations, misclassification, overtime, minimum wage issues, and off-the-clock work. She also defends both state and federal employment claims involving pregnancy, gender, age, disability and race discrimination, national origin and religious discrimination and harassment. She regularly negotiates and litigates employment contracts and secondment agreements with non-competition and non-solicitation clauses. Kelly has appeared before the EEOC, the NLRB, the DOL, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce, and the Delaware Department of Labor. She has represented employers in numerous U.S. Department of Labor audits and investigations around the country, in addition to handling federal and state mediations. Kelly advises multinational employers on FCPA compliance and cross-border workplace issues, and is the Co-Chair of GT's Compliance/HR Training Group. She was ranked as recommended in the 2014 and 2015 editions of The Legal 500 United States for her work in Labor and Employment: Workplace and Employment Counseling and is a member of Philadelphia's first-tier ranked Labor & Employment Practice by U.S. News-Best Lawyers.

Areas of Concentration

•Labor and employment litigation
•Employment counseling
•International labor and employment law
•Compliance/HR training

Awards & Recognition

•Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Labor and Employment - Workplace and Employment Counseling, 2014-2015
•Team Member, a Law 360 Employment Practice Group of the Year, 2011 and 2013

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

01.11.16 A Year in Review: Greenberg Traurig Philadelphia
08.04.15 Greenberg Traurig's Kelly Bunting Appointed for Second Year in a Row to Liaison Position in ABA's Section of International Law
07.09.15 Greenberg Traurig's Kelly Bunting Appointed to Second Year of Leadership in ABA's Section of International Law
06.12.15 Three Greenberg Traurig Philadelphia Attorneys Ranked in 2015 Legal 500 United States Guide
06.08.15 100-Plus Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2015 Guide to Outstanding Lawyers
03.24.15 Greenberg Traurig Partners with Drexel University for 'Taste of Law'
01.05.15 A Year in Review: Greenberg Traurig Philadelphia
11.14.14 Greenberg Traurig Philadelphia Receives Five First-Tier Rankings in U.S. News - Best Lawyers 2015 'Best Law Firms'
11.11.14 Greenberg Traurig Hosts 14th Annual Labor & Employment Seminar
09.08.14 Greenberg Traurig Labor & Employment Practice Receives Multiple Recognitions

Published Articles

01.06.16 Philly's 'Ban The Box' Amendment Includes Notable Changes


12.16.15 Philadelphia Expands the Reach of Its 'Ban the Box' Ordinance
02.13.15 Philadelphia Requires Employers with 10+ Employees to Provide Paid Sick Time
02.20.14 Philadelphia Law Creates New Employee Rights, Employer Obligations Concerning Pregnancy and Related Medical Conditions
07.19.13 Employment Non-Discrimination Act Clears Senate Committee
07.11.13 Obama Administration Announces Delays For the Reporting and Penalty Requirements for Employers
07.02.13 In a Pro-Employee World, U.S. Supreme Court Rulings Offer Employers Hope
06.07.13 EEOC Offers Guidance on ADA Workplace Accommodations
05.15.13 What Does the Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Act Mean for Employers?

Articles, Publications, & Lectures


•Co-Author, Philly's 'Ban The Box' Amendment Includes Notable Changes, Law360, January 6, 2016
•Co-Author, Towards equality: anti-discrimination efforts in Japan, International Bar Association Employment & Industrial Relations Law Newsletter, October 2014
•Mentioned, People in the News - Tackling Tough International Issues: Cross-Border Privilege and Anti-Corruption Laws, The Legal Intelligencer, October 21, 2013
•Mentioned, Ashley Furniture Workers Denied Class Cert. Again in OT Row, Law360, May 22, 2013


•Moderator, Guest Workers and Immigration Policy, ABA Committee Meeting, Tel Aviv, Israel, May 5, 2014
•Speaker, Tackling Tough International Issues: Cross-Border Privilege & Anti-Corruption Laws, In-House Counsel Seminar, Philadelphia, PA, October 23, 2013
•Speaker, Effective Workplace Investigations and Employment and Labor Law Developments, In-House Counsel and HR Seminar, Phoenix, AZ, October 2, 2013
•Panelist, Commandments of Expert Consulting and Communication with Counsel, Institute of Management Accountants Mid-Atlantic Council, June 14, 2013
•Panelist, Diversity in the Profession: An Open Forum, Mid-Year Meeting of the International Labor and Employment Committee, ABA Committee Meeting, Paris, France, May 16, 2012
•Moderator, The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and You, PBI Business Law Institute, November 10, 2011
•Creator and Moderator, Anatomy of a Discrimination Trial, Interactive CLE Presentation, September 22, 2011
•Moderator, What U.S. Lawyers Need to Know About International Employment Contracts and Secondments, Audio Conference, ABA, International Labor and Employment Committee, February 23, 2011
•Presenter, Minimizing Employer Liability for Employees' Use of Social Media, In-House Counsel Seminar, December 3, 2010
•Panel Moderator, Trends and Issues in Wage and Hour Law, Philadelphia Bar Association, September 29, 2010
•Co-Moderator, Oral Argument on Motion for Summary Judgment in a Title VII Case, Presided over by the Hon. Cynthia M. Rufe, Philadelphia Bar Association, May 20, 2010
•Panelist, China: Labor/Management Relations Today, ABA Committee Meeting, Istanbul, Turkey, May 13, 2010
•Moderator, Issues in Labor and Employment Law in Obama's First Year, Pennsylvania Bar Institute CLE, November 12, 2009
•Speaker, Employment Law Update, CLE Conference, June 24, 2009
•Speaker, Lay-Offs and Dissolutions - Hot Issues in Employment Law, Federal Bench Bar Conference, June 12, 2009
•Moderator, Practicing Before the EEOC, PHRC and PCHR, Philadelphia Bar Association, March 5, 2009
•Speaker, Fire At Will: Terminating Employees in China and Hong Kong, PBI Business Law Institute, November 12, 2008
•Moderator, Hot Topics for Women in Employment Law, Women in the Profession Summit, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, June 18, 2008
•Speaker, American Labor and Employment Law, Temple Law Beijing, Tsinghao University, Beijing, China, April 16, 2008
•Co-Presenter, Employment Issues in the Paperless Workplace, CLE Conference, December 2007
•Presenter, Compensation Issues Under Revised FLSA Regulations, CLE Conference, December 2007


•Academic Law Clerk, Hon. Louis H. Pollack, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Federal Judicial Clerkship Honors Program, 2000-2001

Noteworthy Experience

Before pursuing her legal career, Kelly had a multidisciplinary career in broadcasting, communications and public relations. Her experience included stints as an Executive News Producer; News/Public Service Director; radio and television news anchor; and program host of QVC, a retailing network. Kelly also held positions in marketing and advertising.


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Philadelphia Expands the Reach of Its ‘Ban the Box’ Ordinance
Kelly Dobbs Bunting,Christiana L. Signs, December 28, 2015
On Dec. 15, 2015, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter amended the city’s current “ban the box” law to expand the number of employers it covers and increase restrictions on the use of criminal background checks during the hiring process. The amendments take effect in just 90 days and...

Philadelphia Requires Employers with 10+ Employees to Provide Paid Sick Time
Kelly Dobbs Bunting,Christiana L. Signs, February 20, 2015
On Feb. 12, 2015, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter signed into law a new chapter in the Philadelphia Code, “Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces,” that requires employers with 10 or more employees to provide paid sick time to certain workers. The ordinance takes effect 90 days...
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Kelly Dobbs Bunting

2001 Market Street
PhiladelphiaPA 19103


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