Ryan P. Kennedy

Ryan P. Kennedy is an associate attorney at Carlson & Jayakumar LLP, where he represents employers in all aspects of employment law, including wage and hour lawsuits; discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination litigation; and breach of contract claims. Mr. Kennedy has a wide range of litigation experience, including all phases of law and motion practice, discovery, mediation, and arbitration. Mr. Kennedy has experience defending employers in both state and federal courts, and before various Federal and State administrative Agencies including, Workers Compensation Appeals Board, California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, CalOSHA, National Labor Relations Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Fair Housing and Employment, and California Department of Industrial Relations. Mr. Kennedy regularly counsels employers on compliance with Federal and State regulatory schemes, including The Fair Labor Standards Act, Fair Employment and Housing Act, California Labor Code, American’s with Disabilities Act, Family Medical Leave Act, California Family Rights Act, National Labor Relations Act, Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, the Civil Rights Act, and California Wage Orders, among others.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Kennedy served six years in the United States Navy as a First Class Machinist Mate onboard the Los Angeles Class submarine, USS Oklahoma City.

University of San Diego School of Law (J.D., 2010)
Virginia Commonwealth University (B.A., Political Science, 2007)

Associate, Carlson & Jayakumar LLP, December 2017 – Present
Associate, Fisher & Phillips LLP, July 2016 – December 2017
Associate, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo, June 2013 – July 2016
Associate, Finch, Thornton, & Baird LLP, August 2010 – June 2013

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