Kevin G. Lauri is the Office Managing Shareholder of the New York City office of Jackson Lewis P.C. and a member of the Firm's Board of Directors. He joined the Firm in 1995 and was elected to the partnership in 1998. Mr. Lauri specializes in employment litigation and counseling and serves as the Firm's relationship manager for Fortune 50 Companies with responsibility for ensuring consistent quality and efficient representation, budgeting, and reporting on hundreds of litigations throughout the country.
Mr. Lauri represents employers in state and federal court and administrative actions, including race, gender, religious, national origin, age, and disability discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, defamation, public policy violations, wage and hour, and breach of contract, as well as claims involving restrictive covenants and trade secrets. His practice includes the defense of single and multi-plaintiff cases, as well as collective and class actions. He has tried jury and bench trials before federal and state courts and arbitration panels. He has argued before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the First and Second Departments of the Appellate Division of the State of New York.
Mr. Lauri graduated with honors from the State University of New York at Binghamton (B.A. 1987) and Brooklyn Law School (J.D. 1990), where he was an Associate Editor of the Brooklyn Law Review. Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. Lauri was in the litigation department at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, which he joined upon graduation. He is admitted to practice in New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of New York. From 2006 through 2012, Mr. Lauri has been recognized by The Practical Law Company as a “Recommended” attorney in New York. In addition, Mr. Lauri has been named a leader in the field by the Legal 500 (United States). In 2012, he was selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers and received an AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell.