Kevin Cleys advises and represents management in a broad range of employment matters. A significant part of his practice focuses on handling single-plaintiff employment litigation arising under various state laws in addition to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA). He has litigation experience at the administrative, state, and federal levels, where he has handled charges of discrimination and retaliation, wage and hour issues, state and federal trade secrets claims, and restrictive covenant and contract disputes.

He joined Littler from a boutique civil litigation law firm in Charlotte, North Carolina. Kevin began his legal career with an international law firm in Raleigh-Durham.

Prior to law school, Kevin worked professionally in marketing, researching and writing for a company that developed third-party website marketing content for clients in the travel industry. Additionally, Kevin has nearly five years of experience in professional film and theater production.

Affiliazioni professionali e istituzionali


Triangle ArtWorks

October 2016-January 2019


Named, Rising Star

North Carolina

Super Lawyers

2020-2022, 2024

News, Analysis & Press

Speaking Engagements

2023 Carolinas Regional Employer Conference

Charlotte, NC

September 14, 2023

Can You Keep a Secret? Protecting Company Trade Secrets from a Wandering Workforce

ACC Charlotte

March 8, 2022


  • J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law, 2016
  • B.A., University of South Carolina, 2008cum laude

Conoscenze linguistiche

  • Francese

Foro di appartenenza

North Carolina


  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina