Kimberly N. Dobson has dedicated her legal career to counseling and representing employers in a wide range of employment law matters.

Most recently, Kim has counseled employers nationwide regarding a large array of complex legal issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including, return to work considerations; compliance with frequently changing federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations related to COVID-19; addressing employee safety concerns; and, drafting legally compliant employment policies.

Kim’s practice focuses on representing private, public and nonprofit entities in state and federal courts and before various administrative agencies in litigation involving claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation. She has participated in all phases of litigation from commencement through trial and appeal.

In addition to her litigation practice, Kim regularly advises clients in various industries on compliance with federal, state and local employment laws. She prepares and reviews employment policies, handbooks and employment agreements and routinely counsels employers regarding disability leave management matters. Kim also conducts training sessions on topics such as harassment, discrimination, retaliation, performance management, leaves and accommodations, as well as diversity, equity and inclusion.

Prior to joining Littler, Kim worked as an associate for a national labor and employment law firm for several years. She previously served as a judicial intern for the Hon. Arthur F. Engoron of the New York City Civil Court.

While attending law school, Kim was the managing editor of production for the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University’s Journal of International Business and Law and received an award of excellence for her work in the Community and Economic Development Clinic.

Affiliazioni professionali e istituzionali

Vice President of Programs

Amistad Long Island Black Bar Association


National Association of Women Lawyers


American Bar Association


Named, Ones to Watch

The Best Lawyers in America®


Recipient, Long Island Public Interest and Pro Bono Attorney of the Year

Touro Law Center


Named, Who’s Who in Women in Professional Services

Long Island Business News


Recipient, Award of Excellence

Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University


News, Analysis & Press

New York State’s “New Normal”: Navigating New York State’s Recently Changed Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Laws

New York Litigator

Winter 2020

COVID-19 – A Retail Industry Focus


March 19, 2020

The Originality of Photographs for Purposes of Copyright Law Before and After Brideman Art Library, Ltd. v. Corel Corp.

Florida Coastal Law Review, Vol. 10, No. 2

Winter 2009

Speaking Engagements

Emerging Risks – Risk Management Considerations in the Cannabis Industry

Insurance Symposium

October 28, 2021

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - Being All Together

New York State Bar Association

October 8, 2021

Reopening Your Business: From a Health, Legal and Protected Prospective

Queens Chamber of Commerce

September 10, 2020

COVID-19 in the Workplace: Recent Developments and Compliance Challenges

August 7, 2020

New Workplace Laws and Training Requirements in the Post-#MeToo Era

Training the Trainer

May 16, 2019


  • J.D., Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, 2008cum laude
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 2004

Foro di appartenenza

New York


  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York