Kendall C. Swanson


Kendall C. Swanson represents a wide range of public-sector employers in labor and employment litigation matters, including harassment, wrongful termination, and wage and hour issues. Kendall is an experienced litigator and has successfully defended her clients against lawsuits in both state and federal court, from initial pleadings and discovery through trial and appeal. Kendall has extensive experience defending her clients in class actions lawsuits and was successful in summarily adjudicating a federal collective action for Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime that included hundreds of employees. Kendall also has successfully defended a class action trial where the class sought millions of dollars in alleged unpaid minimum wage and Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) penalties.

Kendall also represents employers in various administrative proceedings, including disciplinary proceedings, administrative appeal hearings, and wage and hour disputes before the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. She has handled Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act hearings, terminations, and police chief removals.

Kendall regularly counsels clients on day-to-day personnel issues, including compliance with state and federal employment laws. Kendall frequently advises clients concerning employee handbooks and employment policies and works closely with clients to ensure wage and hour compliance under state and federal law.

Prior to joining the firm, Kendall was an associate at a defense firm in Los Angeles where she represented a diverse array of clients. Her practice areas included employment law, personal injury, product liability, and insurance bad faith. She represented clients in all aspects of litigation from initial pleadings, discovery, and depositions, through trial and appeal.

Kendall graduated cum laude from Southwestern University School of Law in 2007 where she was a Board Member of the Moot Court Honors Program. Kendall earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Southern California where she graduated cum laude with a major in psychology and minors in French and gender studies.

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