CONTACTS

Tel: 619-573-4488
jkirby@ddwklaw.com

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Employment Law
Business Litigation
Risk Management Strategies

EDUCATION

Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2003
Yale University, B.A. with distinction, 1995

Putting the needs of the client first for over 10 years, Jill represents clients in a wide variety of business matters.  In transactional matters, Jill handles a wide variety of third-party negotiations for her clients including those pertaining to leases, supplier and customer agreements, business sale agreements, and employment/consulting agreements.  With respect to litigation matters, Jill represents a wide variety of individuals and businesses in employment law cases, professional negligence matters, contract disputes, and business tort cases.  Her focused employment practice includes wage and hour claims, class actions, employment contract disputes, traded-secret theft, wrongful termination, public agency investigations, discrimination, harassment and related claims.  In the employment arena, Jill also spends much of her time working directly with clients to develop strategies for avoiding litigation, including assistance with writing and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable law.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Successfully represented a retail business client with respect to charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”).   Ultimately the EEOC decided to close its file, finding no merit as to the charges.
  • Represents companies with respect to 132a/wrongful termination petitions filed before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (“WCAB”).
  • Defended a public entity and its police department in an action brought by four police officers alleging pervasive gender discrimination, sexual harassment, failure to prevent harassment and retaliation.   Prepared, filed, and prevailed on a summary judgment motion that resulted in summary adjudication of all claims in favor of public entity.
  • Revised numerous employee manuals and policies for various clients to ensure compliance with applicable labor and employment law.
  • Represented a 1000+ employee non-profit organization in class action claims involving alleged wage and hour violations and successfully negotiated the withdrawal of the claims before a lawsuit was filed with no monetary payment.
  • Defended a national medical billing company in a class action and Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) matter alleging multiple California wage and hour violations and violation of Labor Code section 2802 regarding voluntary work from home expense reimbursement.  Resolved the matter before class certification.
  • Negotiated complicated separation agreements and consulting agreements on behalf of both employees and employers, as well as other employment-related agreements.

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2003
  • Yale University, B.A. with distinction, 1995

Admissions

  • All courts of the State of California
  • United States District Court for the Southern District

Memberships and Activities

  • Enright Inn of Court