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Kelly Dobbs Bunting

Kelly Bunting is Co-Chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice’s Workforce Compliance & Regulatory Enforcement group. She litigates federal and state class and collective actions alleging wage and hour violations, misclassification, overtime, minimum wage and off-the-clock work. She also defends employers around the country in single plaintiff litigation involving gender, age, disability, race, national origin, religious and pregnancy discrimination, harassment and retaliation; whistleblower claims; theft of trade secrets; breach of duty; breach of employment agreements and restrictive covenants. Kelly has appeared before the EEOC, the NLRB, the DOL and many state agencies. She drafts and negotiates national and international employment agreements, secondment agreements, settlement and severance agreements. She has represented employers in numerous U.S. Department of Labor audits and investigations, and has conducted labor and employment due diligence in many M&A transactions.

Kelly advises multinational clients on workplace policies, best practices, internal investigations, cross-border issues and employment-related FCPA/anti-corruption law compliance. She is a founding member of the Global Workforce Solutions group, and has spoken on U.S. and international L&E topics around the world. In 2018, Kelly was listed in Who’s Who in Labour & Employment Law. In 2014, 2015 and 2016, Kelly was ranked as “Recommended” by The Legal 500 United States for her work in Labor and Employment: Workplace and Employment Counseling and is a member of Philadelphia’s first-tier ranked Labor & Employment Practice by U.S. News-Best Lawyers.

Concentrations

  • Labor and employment litigation
  • Employment/HR counseling
  • International labor and employment law
  • Compliance/HR training

Competenze

Esperienze Professionali

  • Along with GT co-counsel, defeated a claim for certification of a proposed FLSA collective action a behalf of a Fortune 50 company.
  • Before pursuing her legal career, Kelly had a multidisciplinary career in broadcasting, communications and public relations. Her experience included stints as an Executive News Producer; News/Public Service Director; radio and television news anchor; and program host of QVC, a retailing network. Kelly also held positions in marketing and advertising.

Riconoscimenti e Premi

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2019-2020
  • Listed, Who’s Who in Labour & Employment Law, 2018-2019
  • Team Member, The American Lawyer’s “Regional Litigation Department of the Year - Pennsylvania,” Finalist, 2018
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Labor and Employment - Workplace and Employment Counseling, 2014-2016, 2018-2019
  • Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers, "Best Law Firms" - Litigation - Labor & Employment, Philadelphia Metropolitan Tier 2, 2017
  • Team Member, a Law 360 "Employment Practice Group of the Year," 2011 and 2013

Professional

  • Member, American Bar Association
    • Member, Labor and Employment Section, International Labor and Employment Law Committee
    • Member, International Law Section, International Employment Law Committee, Steering Committee, 2014-2016, 2018
    • Liaison, International Law Section for Labor and Employment Section, 2014-2016
  • Member, International Bar Association
  • Member, New Jersey Bar Association
  • Member, Philadelphia Bar Association
    • Co-Chair, Labor and Employment Committee, 2009-2010

Community

  • Member, World Trade Center, Philadelphia, 2011-2013
  • Member, Philadelphia Bar Association, Committee of Women in the Profession, Retention and Promotion of Women Subcommittee, 2006, 2008
  • Member, Women’s Way Conference, Women and Influence Committee, 2003-2005
  • Legal Advocate, The Spring (Shelter for Abused Women and Children)

Formazione

Formazione
  • Laurea magistrale in Giurisprudenza, Temple University Beasley School of Law, 2001
  • Diploma di maturità, Communications, Broadcast News, University of South Florida
Tirocinio presso una Corte
  • Academic Law Clerk, Hon. Louis H. Pollack, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Federal Judicial Clerkship Honors Program, 2000-2001

Abilitazioni
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
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