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Kenneth W Gage

Partner, Employment Law Department
New York
200 Park Avenue
New York, NY
10166
United States

Fax: 1(212) 230-7646
Chicago
71 South Wacker Drive
Suite 4500
Chicago, IL
60606
United States

Fax: 1(312) 499-6146

Overview

Kenneth Gage is a partner in the Employment Law Department of Paul Hastings and Chair of the Workplace Retaliation and Whistleblower Defense practice. He is based in the firm's New York and Chicago offices. The Legal 500 lists him in tier one in the categories of Labor and Employment Litigation and Workplace and Employment Counseling, he is rated "AV Preeminent" by Martindale-Hubbell®, and he is a Fellow of the American College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Mr. Gage represents employers in a wide range of federal and state employment litigation matters, from pre-litigation counseling through trials and appeals. His litigation experience includes defendants' verdicts in several jury trials involving race, age, sex, and disability discrimination claims, retaliation claims, and state common law claims, as well as numerous summary judgment rulings and injunction proceedings in restrictive covenant litigation matters. Mr. Gage has successfully defended employers through class actions of all types, including to a defendant's verdict before a jury in a certified class action. He also has extensive experience representing employers in EEOC investigations into claims of systemic discrimination under federal statutes such as Title VII and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Mr. Gage advises federal contractors on their obligations under Executive Order 11246 and related laws and regulations, and he has extensive experience conducting privileged reviews of employment processes and advising employers on pay equity studies and related risk mitigation strategies.

Accolades and Recognitions

  • Recognized by Chambers USA as a Top Labor & Employment Lawyer

  • Listed in The Legal 500 for Labor and Employment Disputes

  • Listed in The Legal 500 for Workplace and Employment Counseling

  • Fellow of the American College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell®

Education

  • University at Buffalo Law School, J.D., 1991

  • State University of New York Buffalo, B.A., 1988

Speaking Engagements

  • Executive Editor, Lindeman, Grossman & Weirich, Employment Discrimination Law (5th ed.) (BNA)

  • Regular speaker for National Employment Law Institute

  • Chapter Author, Feliu, ADR in Employment Law (BNA)

Involvement

  • Admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Connecticut, Illinois, and New York; federal district courts across the United States; the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Third, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth circuits; and the U.S. Supreme Court

Recent Representations

  • Tried to a defendant's verdict in state court a disability discrimination case

  • Defeated conditional certification of an FLSA exempt status collective action against a major telecommunications company

  • Defeated conditional certification of a putative nation-wide FSLA Exempt status collective action against a major retailer

  • Tried to a defendants' verdict in federal court a two-plaintiff ADEA employment termination case

  • Successfully opposed class certification in Title VII pattern and practice race discrimination action against a leading aviation company

  • Tried to a defendant's verdict a state wage-and-hour class action against aircraft engine manufacturer

  • Successfully defended on grounds of federal labor law preemption Connecticut Supreme Court appeal of defendant's verdict in class action

  • Successfully defended Second Circuit appeal of summary judgment in action for breach of contract for stock options against major food and beverage company

Practice Areas

Litigation
Employment Litigation
Workplace Retaliation and Whistleblower Defense
Labor/Management Relations
Employment Counseling and Preventive Advice
Life Sciences and Healthcare
Employment Law
Workforce Data And Technology
ESG Risk, Strategy, and Compliance
Employee Mobility and Trade Secrets

Languages

영국사람

Admissions

Illinois Bar
Connecticut Bar
New York Bar

Education

State University of New York Buffalo Law School, J.D. 1991
State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A. 1988

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