Tracey A. Kennedy: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Tracey A. Kennedy


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Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment
  • Labor and Employment Counseling
  • Harassment Investigation and Training
  • Handbooks and Personnel Policies
  • Employee Hiring/Discipline/ Termination
  • Employment Agreements
  • High-Technology Employment
  • Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets
  • Wage and Hour Regulations
  • Workplace Violence
  • Labor and Employment Litigation
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Employee Privacy and Defamation
  • Sexual Harassment/Employment
  • Wage and Hour Class Actions
  • Litigation
  • General Litigation
  • Education
  • Entertainment, Technology, and Advertising
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Retail
University University of Texas, B.A., 1987
Law SchoolUniversity of Texas at Austin, J.D., 1990
Admitted1990, California; 1992, Texas; New York; District of Nebraska; Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Central, Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of California; U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Texas


•Member, Association of Southern California Defense Counsel

•Member, American Board of Trial Advocates

•American Trial Lawyers Association

•Former Member of the Executive Committee, Labor & Employment Law Section, Los Angeles County Bar Association

•Former Chair and Co-Chair, Barristers Sports Project Committee

•Former Member, Barristers Executive Committee

•Former Co-Chair, Barristers South Central Legal Services Committee

•Former Associate Editor, California Labor and Employment Law Quarterly

•Former Executive Committee Member, Labor and Employment Law Section, Beverly Hills Bar Association


Tracey A. Kennedy is a partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Group in the firm's Los Angeles and New York offices.

Areas of Practice

Ms. Kennedy is responsible for all aspects of employment litigation matters on behalf of employers and management.

An experienced trial attorney, she has tried to verdict in state and federal court employment matters such as age, race, sex, national origin, and disability discrimination, sexual and racial harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination. Ms. Kennedy has also tried to verdict wage and hour class actions. Ms. Kennedy provides preventive counseling to clients concerning personnel and employment matters. Ms. Kennedy has lectured around the country on personnel practices, employment discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, and wrongful termination.

Ms. Kennedy also has experience in labor issues such as union organizing, labor negotiations, and labor arbitrations.


•World Class Employment Lawyer, Lawdragon, 2014

•Recognized as a Leading Employment Lawyer in USA, 11th edition PLC Employment Multijurisdictional Guide, 2012

•Top Women Lawyers/Litigators, Daily Journal, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014

•Named one of The Nation's Most Powerful Employment Attorneys -- Up-and-Comers by Human Resource Executive, 2011

•Southern California Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2009-2014

•Top Labor & Employment Lawyers, Chambers & Partners, 2009-2014

•Recognized, Labor & Employment Litigation, Legal 500, 2011-2014

•Top Labor & Employment Lawyers, Daily Journal, 2010, 2012, 2013

•Top Ten Employment Defense Attorney, Daily Journal, 2009


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Office Information

Tracey A. Kennedy

Forty-Third Floor, 333 South Hope Street
Los AngelesCA 90071-1448


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