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Radha D. S. Kulkarni focuses on strategically defending employers in a broad range of single plaintiff and class and representative action employment matters. Such matters include claims of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, as well as California and FLSA wage and hour issues in state and federal court. She has particular expertise in defense of multiple concurrently filed class and representative actions against a single employer. Radha additionally counsels employers regarding employment policies and handbooks, disability accommodations, leaves of absence, sexual harassment, exemption and independent contractor misclassification, labor audits, executive compensation, and employment contract disputes. She also represents clients in trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition disputes. Radha has wide-ranging experience on matters involving complex issues of state and federal civil procedure.

Concentrations

  • Employment litigation (both state and federal courts)
  • Employment class action and PAGA defense
  • Single plaintiff employment litigation: discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims
  • Intellectual property
  • Employment counseling and advice
  • Employment agreements

Kompetencje

Doświadczenie

  • Ongoing defense of major cosmetics company in multiple wage and hour class and PAGA representative actions.
  • Ongoing defense of premier operator of timeshare resorts in multiple wage and hour class and PAGA representative actions.
  • Ongoing defense of leading logistics company in multiple wage and hour class and PAGA representative actions.
  • Ongoing defense of retail support company in multiple wage and hour class and PAGA representative actions.
  • Ongoing defense of global fast casual restaurant company in wage and hour class and PAGA representative actions.
  • Defended major construction supply company in multiple wage and hour class and PAGA representative actions.
  • Defended ride share company in independent contractor misclassification cases.
  • Obtained dismissal with prejudice of exemption misclassification action at dispositive motion stage for leading national provider of healthcare services.
  • Obtained dismissal with prejudice of wrongful termination, discrimination, and retaliation case at the pleading stage for timeshare operator.
  • Obtained dismissal with prejudice and award of sanctions for wage and hour single plaintiff action for disability treatment provider.
  • Obtained dismissal of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims at summary judgment stage for municipality.
  • Defended insurance company in executive compensation dispute.

Sukcesy i wyróżnienia

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," Labor and Employment Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2021-2022
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Southern California Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," 2020-2021
  • Co-President, South Asian Bar Association of Southern California Public Interest Foundation, 2018-2020

Kwalifikacje

Wykształcenie
  • J.D., University of California at Los Angeles, School of Law
    • Managing Editor, Entertainment Law Review
  • B.A., with honors, Dartmouth College
Posiadane uprawnienia
  • California