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2021 California Virtual Regional Employer Conference
Thursday, October 28, 2021
Sacramento, CA

Perspectiva General

Kayla K. Cox advises and represents employers in a broad range of employment and labor matters. Her practice includes handling claims involving:

  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Retaliation
  • Unfair competition
  • Disability accommodation and leave issues
  • Whistleblowing
  • Wage and hour class action
  • Business sales and restructuring
  • Collective bargaining agreements

​Kayla works with an array of clients, multinational corporations to small businesses, in a variety of industries including banking/finance, manufacturing, logistics, real estate, retail, technology, personal services, and hospitality. She has successfully defended employers against claims in state and federal court, and is experienced in all phases of civil litigation, including pleadings, law and motion, complex discovery issues, arbitration, mediation, administrative hearings/trials, and jury and bench trials.

Kayla has particular experience in helping employers navigate the current COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges it presents such as:

  • Reduction-in-force planning
  • Adverse impact analysis
  • Release of claims drafting and enforceability
  • Older Workers Benefit Protection Act Compliance
  • Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) compliance
  • Workplace safety and health

During law school, Kayla was on the University of the Pacific Law Review board of editors, was symposium chair for the California Water Law Symposium, and on the executive board of the Public Legal Services Society. As an undergraduate, Kayla was a member of the University of California, Los Angeles NCAA Division I Women’s Rowing Team.

Afiliaciones Profesionales y Comunitarias


Sacramento County Bar Association


American Bar Association


Diversity Hiring and Retention Committee

Sacramento County Bar Association


Named, Ones to Watch

The Best Lawyers in America©


Traynor Honor Society

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law



What should an employer do if an employee was exposed or potentially exposed to COVID-19?

What should an employer do if an employee was exposed or potentially exposed to COVID-19?

Speaking Engagements


  • J.D., University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, 2016With Distinction
  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 2012

Admisión de la barra



  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California