Tracey A. Kennedy is a partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Group of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, Los Angeles and New York offices. She is also a member of her firm’s Executive Committee.
Ms. Kennedy is responsible for all aspects of employment litigation matters on behalf of employers and management.
An experienced trial attorney, she has tried to verdict in state and federal court employment matters such as age, race, sex and disability discrimination, sexual and racial harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination. Ms. Kennedy has also tried to verdict wage and hour class actions and provides preventive counseling to clients concerning personnel and employment matters.
Ms. Kennedy has lectured state-wide on personnel practices, employment discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, and wrongful termination.
Ms. Kennedy also has experience in labor issues such as union organizing, labor negotiations, and labor arbitrations. She has been recognized with awards for her work in the field, including “Top Women Litigators” (2009 and 2010), “Top Labor & Employment Attorney” (2010, 2012-2017), and “Most Powerful Employment Lawyers” (2016-2017). She has lectured in her practice areas and written several articles.
Ms. Kennedy is currently a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, as well as the American Trial Lawyers Association. She is also a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Ms. Kennedy received her B.A. in 1987 and her J.D. in 1990, both from The University of Texas at Austin.