Jennifer A. Kearns
Partner
Jennifer A. Kearns practices in the area of employment law, both in the transactional and counseling arena, and in the litigation context. Ms. Kearns has over two decades of experience in counseling and advising employers on all aspects of employment law under federal and California state law. She conducts training for management and assists employers, from startups to large companies, in developing and implementing policies and best practices. She has a particular interest in working with companies in analyzing and resolving matters involving nonsolicitation and noncompetition agreements (restrictive covenants). While Ms. Kearns' practice is primarily management-side, she also represents and advises individual executives in negotiating executive employment agreements and, on occasion, severance packages.

In addition to the counseling side of her practice, Ms. Kearns is an experienced litigator and trial attorney. She has tried to jury verdict several cases in which she defended employers against claims of wrongful termination, unlawful harassment, discrimination, and breach of contract. Ms. Kearns has experience in both bench and jury trials as well as appellate practice. Ms. Kearns has successfully obtained injunctive relief on behalf of clients seeking to prevent misuse and/or disclosure of their trade secrets.

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