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Overview

Kevin Kraham works as a strategic business partner with clients to help ensure that human resources and labor relations practices and programs support and drive business plans.  Kevin provides day-to-day advice, counseling, and training to employers about workplace issues such as recruitment, performance management, discipline, compensation, compliance, communications, and crisis-management. He also represents clients in employment and labor matters in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies and arbitrators.

Kevin represents a variety of employers, including those in the following industries:

  • Transportation
  • Retail
  • Education
  • Hospitality
  • Distribution and logistics
  • Healthcare
  • Government contracting
  • Non-profit

His airline and railroad experience includes:

  • System board of adjustment and public law board arbitrations
  • Federal court litigation with unions under the Railway Labor Act
  • Advice regarding contract administration
  • Representation proceedings and carrier interference cases before the National Mediation Board
  • Collective bargaining negotiations, including initial contracts, concession bargaining, and merger agreements

A regular lecturer on public charter school and education issues, Kevin also comments about workplace issues and is quoted in a number of national publications. He serves on Littler Mendelson's Associates Committee and is a member of Littler Pride, the firm’s LGBTA affinity group.

Kevin is a former adjunct professor at Georgetown University, where he taught cross cultural management and negotiations and global labor and employment law. Kevin began his career in employment and labor law with the U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as an investigator, law clerk, and administrative judge. In 1991, he completed The Maine Challenge, a 26-day multi-element Outward Bound course based on Hurricane Island, Maine.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member, Board of Directors

The National LGBT Bar Association

Co-Chair

LGBT Litigator Committee, Section of Litigation

American Bar Association

Former Secretary, Board of Trustees

Two Rivers Public Charter School

Recognition

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

2013-2015

Named, Super Lawyer

Washington DC

Super Lawyers

2013

Recipient, Distinguished Alumnus Award

Washington College of Law

1999

Speaking Engagements

Do Your Employee Handbooks Make the Grade?

Friends of Choice in Urban Schools (FOCUS) 1436 U Street NW, Suite 204 Washington, DC

July 8, 2015

Puzzled Over Payroll?

Friends of Choice in Urban Schools (FOCUS)1436 U Street NW, Suite 204Washington, DC

May 27, 2015

Healthy Choices For Sick Employees

Washington, DC

March 25, 2015

Recognizing Red Flags

Washington, DC

January 28, 2015

Trends in Employment, Labor and Benefits Laws: What You Need to Know

Lavender Law® Conference & Career Fair, Washington, DC

August 24, 2012

New school year: recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and training

Breakfast Briefing - Friends of Choice in Urban Schools, Washington, DC

May 15, 2012

Juggling the FMLA, ADA, sick leave, short term disability and workers' compensation

Breakfast Briefing - Friends of Choice in Urban Schools, Washington, DC

March 13, 2012

DOL’s agenda and its impact on public charter schools

Breakfast Briefing - Friends of Choice in Urban Schools, Washington, DC

January 24, 2012

Social media: impact on recruiting, employee relations and student interaction

Breakfast Briefing - Friends of Choice in Urban Schools, Washington, DC

October 26, 2011

Education

  • J.D., American University, Washington College of Law, 1996
  • B.A., Boston University, 1992

Bar Admission

District of Columbia

Courts

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado