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Kristy L. Peters represents and counsels employers regarding all types of labor and employment matters arising under federal and state laws, including:

  • Discrimination issues
  • Unfair competition
  • Trade secrets
  • Restrictive covenants
  • The Legal Arizona Workers Act
  • Title VII
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • The Uniform Trade Secrets Act
  • Arizona Medical Marijuana Act

Kristy appears in courts in Arizona and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and National Labor Relations Board. She also drafts employer policies and handbooks, conducts employee training, and implements workforce audits.

Some of Kristy's notable decisions include the following:

  • Obtained a temporary restraining order against a former employee and her new employer for violation of a non-solicitation agreement and misappropriation of trade secrets
  • Prevailed on summary judgment in case where former employee alleged race and age discrimination
  • Obtained adverse inference in trade secret case based on destruction of evidence, leading to favorable settlement for client
  • Prevailed on summary judgment against former employee alleging wrongful termination under the Arizona Employment Protection Act and defamation
  • Summary judgment affirmed in case alleging numerous counts of discrimination as well as violation of other state and federal laws
  • Obtained summary judgment against 19 “class” members in sexual harassment case filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Arizona Attorney General’s Office

In law school, Kristy was articles editor for the Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology and in college she was a sports writer for The Daily Cardinal.

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, Board of Directors - Federal Bar Association, Phoenix Chapter, 2013-present
  • Member, Executive Council, Young Lawyers Division - State Bar of Arizona, 2006 - 2011
  • Member, Arizona Women Lawyer's Association
  • Member, Law and Legislative Action Committee - SHRM of Greater Phoenix (SHRMGP)
  • Member, CLE Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section - State Bar of Arizona
  • Member, Society of Human Resource Management
  • Member, DRI
  • Member, Board of Directors - Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 2009-2011
  • Member, Central Phoenix Women

RECOGNITION

  • Named, Rising Star - Arizona Southwest, Super Lawyers, 2014

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESS

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS