Jason W. Kearnaghan

Jason W. Kearnaghan: Attorney with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Biography

Jason W. Kearnaghan is a partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Group in the firm's Los Angeles office.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Kearnaghan represents employers in state and federal courts with respect to all facets of employment law including wrongful discharge, employment discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, and hostile work environment. A significant portion of his practice is devoted to the defense of complex wage and hour class action litigation. He has experience representing employers in union negotiations, organizing campaigns, elections, union grievance proceedings and unfair labor proceedings. Mr. Kearnaghan also represents clients before state and federal administrative agencies, such as the Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, and the National Labor Relations Board.

Prior to joining Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, Mr. Kearnaghan practiced business litigation in the healthcare context. His practice included contractual disputes and managed care liability for Fortune 500 healthcare service providers and subsidiaries. He also served in the United States Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps as a trial attorney in criminal prosecution.

Honors

•Southern California Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2013

Articles

•Co-authored the article Recent Developments in Medicine and Law published in the Winter 2005 edition of the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Law Journal

Labor & Employment Law Blog Posts

• U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Class Action Waiver Divide, January 23, 2017
• Supreme Court Holds That Rest Periods Must Be Free From Duties And Employer Control, January 3, 2017
• Unpersuasive: Federal Judge Invalidates DOL’s New Persuader Rule, November 16, 2016
• New OSHA Requirements for Employee Involvement and Employer Recordkeeping Take Effect Over the Next Two Months, November 14, 2016
• Ninth Circuit Invalidates Arbitration Agreement, August 26, 2016
• Legacy and Grandfathered Agreements are Not Subject to Disclosure Requirements Under the Department of Labor’s New “Persuader” Regulations and Interpretation of the “Advice” Exemption, June 23, 2016
• A Victory For Employers In California Tip Pooling Case , August 13, 2010
• The California Supreme Court Upholds The Attorney-Client Privilege , December 2, 2009
• Sheppard Mullin Wins Major Victory in Challenge to 12-Hour Shift Pay Practices , January 3, 2008
• California Supreme Court Grants Pre-Class Certification Access to Class Member Contact Information , February 21, 2007

Media Mentions

•Will Los Angeles Teachers’ Strike Boost Labor Movement?
Society for Human Resource Management , February 22, 2019
•Will Los Angeles Teachers’ Strike Boost Labor Movement?
SHRM , February 22, 2019
•Bill to put NLRB on ice passes House committee
Daily Journal , April 11, 2013
•NLRB recess picks leave disputes in limbo
Daily Journal , March 13, 2013

Speaking Engagements

•PIHRA Pasadena Mid Year Legal Update , October 9, 2018
•Unions and Right-To-Work Employment Post-Janus Decision: Implications for Public and Private Employers , Strafford Webinar, September 18, 2018
•PIHRA Pasadena Mid Year Legal Update , October 10, 2017
•Key 2016 NLRB Rulings Impacting Non-Union and Union Employers: Avoiding Pitfalls in an Evolving Legal Environment , March 9, 2017
•PIHRA Pasadena Mid Year Legal Update , October 11, 2016
•National Association of Healthcare Recruitment Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, July 14, 2016
•PIHRA Pasadena Mid Year Legal Update , March 8, 2016
•ALIS Law Conference, Los Angeles, California, January 26, 2016
•PIHRA Pasadena Mid Year Legal Update , November 10, 2015
•PIHRA Pasadena Mid Year Legal Update , April 14, 2015
•PIHRA Pasadena Mid Year Legal Update , November 11, 2014
•PIHRA Pasadena Mid Year Legal Update , April 8, 2014
•PIHRA Pasadena Mid Year Legal Update , November 12, 2013
•PIHRA Pasadena Mid Year Legal Update , May 14, 2013
•PIHRA Pasadena Mid Year Legal Update , November 13, 2012
•PIHRA Pasadena Mid Year Legal Update , February 14, 2012
•PIHRA Pasadena Mid Year Legal Update , July 12, 2011
•PIHRA Pasadena Mid Year Legal Update , August 10, 2010

Events

•The Future of NLRB Under the New Administration: Out With The Old and In With The New?
Live Webinar
February 15, 2017
•Labor & Employment Legal Update & Happy Hour
Fall 2014 Seminar Series - Los Angeles
October 16, 2014
•Breakfast With Your Labor Lawyer - Los Angeles
Spring 2014 Seminar Series
April 30, 2014
•5th Annual Employment Law: Beyond the Basics Seminar
Sterling Education Services
October 24, 2013
•Labor and Employment Law Update and Happy Hour Fall 2013 - Los Angeles
Fall 2013 Seminar Series
Sheppard Mullin LA , October 22, 2013
•Breakfast With Your Labor Lawyer Spring 2013 - Los Angeles
Spring 2013 Seminar Series
Sheppard Mullin Los Angeles , April 16, 2013
•Employment Basics for Start-Ups
Third Thursday Emerging Company Webinars
WebEx , November 15, 2012
•Labor and Employment Law Update & Happy Hour Fall 2012 - Los Angeles
Sheppard Mullin Los Angeles Office , October 3, 2012
•Employment Basics For Start-Up Companies
Third Thursday Emerging Company Webinar Series
WebEx , June 21, 2012
•Labor and Employment Law Update & Happy Hour Spring 2012 - Los Angeles
Sheppard Mullin Los Angeles Office , April 19, 2012
•Breakfast With Your Labor Lawyer - Los Angeles
Labor & Employment Law Update Fall 2011
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP , September 21, 2011
•Labor & Employment Law Update & Happy Hour - Los Angeles
Sheppard Mullin - Los Angeles , March 8, 2011
•Labor & Employment Law Update & Happy Hour - Los Angeles
Our New, Improved, and FREE Breakfast With Your Labor Lawyer (in the Evening!)
Sheppard Mullin - Los Angeles , September 22, 2010
•California's Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training Webinar
Help Your Company Meet the Requirements of AB 1825
WebEx , August 18, 2010

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Labor and Employment
  • Labor Union Management Relations
  • Healthcare
  • Litigation
  • Class Action Defense
  • Hospitality
  • Retail

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
213.617.5516  Phone
213.443.2719  Fax
www.sheppardmullin.com
University Attended:
University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., 1995
Law School Attended:
University of San Diego, J.D., 1999
Year of First Admission:
2000
Admission:
United States District Court, Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts; United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia; California; Minnesota; United States Supreme Court
ISLN:
915980633

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