A leading defense employment litigator, Kevin Lilly advises and represents clients in both state and federal court trials, pretrial litigation, and arbitration. His experience spans from complaint to trial in cases involving:

  • Wrongful termination
  • Sexual harassment
  • Employment discrimination
  • The Employee Retirement Income Security Act

He works to implement creative and practical defense strategies in complex cases, sometimes where routine defense approaches have failed, and is highly-regarded for his expertise in conducting human resources investigations.

As a core member of the firm's Class Action Practice Group, Kevin's robust defense of employment class actions makes Littler Mendelson one of the dominant defense firms in the Los Angeles area. He has been principally responsible for the defense of numerous class action matters, including several high-profile employment class actions.

Kevin is an instructor with the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and helped to design Littler's interactive Conducting Lawful Investigations program. He has taught the program to hundreds of attorneys and other professionals throughout the United States for the past five years and frequently speaks to professional and civic groups throughout the nation on employment law and litigation.

Kevin represents many of the most recognizable corporations in the world, including top-ten corporations in insurance, energy, media and retail.

In law school, Kevin was an editor for the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review.


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Publications & Press

California Supreme Court stabilizes the law in state misclassification class actions

Thomson Reuters Westlaw Journal Class Action

August 1, 2014

Who You Gonna Call

The American Lawyer

October 19, 2010

Enforce Policies to Halt Harassment in Workplace

Daily Journal

January 23, 2004

Bonus Plans May Have Unintended Consequences

Daily Journal

November 1, 2003

New Laws Burden Business With Unprecedented Costs

Daily Journal

October 24, 2003

Lawyers Face Civil Liberties Challenge of SARS

San Francisco Daily Journal

May 30, 2003


  • J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, 1985 With Honors
  • M.A., California State University, Northridge, 1980
  • B.M., California State University, Northridge, 1977

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