Kelly Dobbs Bunting

Kelly Dobbs Bunting: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP
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  • 2700 Two Commerce Square, 2700 Two Commerce Square, 2001 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Kelly Bunting is Co-Chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice’s Workforce Compliance & Regulatory Enforcement group. She litigates federal and state class and collective actions alleging wage and hour violations, misclassification, overtime, minimum wage and off-the-clock work. She also defends employers around the country in single plaintiff litigation involving gender, age, disability, race, national origin, religious and pregnancy discrimination, harassment and retaliation; whistleblower claims; theft of trade secrets; breach of duty; breach of employment agreements and restrictive covenants. Kelly has appeared before the EEOC, the NLRB, the DOL and many state agencies. She drafts and negotiates national and international employment agreements, secondment agreements, settlement and severance agreements. She has represented employers in numerous U.S. Department of Labor audits and investigations, and has conducted labor and employment due diligence in many M&A transactions.

Kelly advises multinational clients on workplace policies, best practices, internal investigations cross-border issues and employment-related FCPA/anti-corruption law compliance. She is a founding member of the Global Workforce Solutions group, and has spoken on U.S. and international L&E topics around the world. In 2018, Kelly was listed in Who’s Who in Labour & Employment Law. In 2014, 2015 and 2016, Kelly was ranked as “Recommended” by 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.


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


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

Recognition & Leadership

Awards & Accolades

•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2019
•Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Labor and Employment - Workplace and Employment Counseling, 2014-2016, 2018
•Listed, Who’s Who in Labour & Employment Law, 2018
•Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms - Litigation - Labor & Employment, Philadelphia Metropolitan Tier 2, 2017
•Team Member, a Law 360 Employment Practice Group of the Year, 2011 and 2013

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Labor & Employment
  • International Employment, Immigration & Workforce Strategies
  • Litigation
  • Trial Practice

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
215.988.7858  Phone
215.717.5246  Fax
University Attended:
University of South Florida, B.A., Communications, Broadcast News, 1982
Law School Attended:
Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, J.D., 2001
Year of First Admission:
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey; New Jersey; Pennsylvania

Professional & Community Involvement


•Member, American Bar Association
•Member, Labor and Employment Section, International Labor and Employment Law Committee
•Member, International Law Section, International Employment Law Committee, Steering Committee, 2014-2016, 2018
•Liaison, International Law Section for Labor and Employment Section, 2014-2016
•Member, International Bar Association
•Member, New Jersey Bar Association
•Member, Philadelphia Bar Association
•Co-Chair, Labor and Employment Committee, 2009-2010


•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)

Reported Cases:
Experience: Representative Matters: Along with GT co-counsel, defeated a claim for certification of a proposed FLSA collective action a behalf of a Fortune 50 company.; Previous 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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