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Listed as a 2014 Northern California Super Lawyer, a distinction honoring the top 5 percent of lawyers in the area.
Michael W. Kelly
Michael Kelly has experience in employment litigation, counseling, collective bargaining and arbitration. His practice includes state and federal employment litigation regarding wage and hour issues, age and disability discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation. In addition to experience with issues arising under the National Labor Relations Act, Michael has extensive litigation experience with various issues arising under the Railway Labor Act and the WARN Act. He is regularly named in Thomson Reuter’s list as a Northern California Super Lawyer.
Michael’s recent experience includes representing a national distribution and business service company in three class actions and approximately 70 federal district court actions involving wage and hour issues and the enforcement of arbitration agreements. Michael has advised shopping centers, hotels and schools regarding public access issues involving the First Amendment. He represented the Ohio Turnpike Commission in federal litigation regarding the demand by union members to engage in picketing on restricted Turnpike access areas.
Michael recently advised a multinational corporation in the reorganization of its executive management team and assisted clients regarding various privacy concerns. Michael has spoken with client groups and at seminars on new issues regarding employee privacy and employer monitoring of information technology facilities such as email and voicemail. He has participated in the US Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force and spearheaded a team of lawyers in the financial services practice group that assisted financial service businesses on compliance with privacy provisions of the Financial Services Modernization Act.
Michael is on the board of the United Way of the Bay Area Annual Campaign, and has served as vice chair of the board of directors and chair of the 75th Anniversary Campaign for Catholic Charities of the East Bay, the social welfare arm of the Catholic Diocese of Oakland. He provides pro bono
assistance to other nonprofit institutions in the Bay Area including the Asian Art Museum Foundation.
Michael serves as the managing partner for Squire Sanders' NorCal offices.
Case Western Reserve University, J.D., cum laude, managing editor, Case Western Reserve Law Review, 1992Harvard University, A.B., cum laude, 1989
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