Kelly C. Spina represents and advises management in all aspects of labor and employment law. She has appeared before state and federal courts and administrative agencies to defend claims involving:

  • Discrimination and harassment
  • Retaliation
  • Wrongful discharge
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • New York state and city human rights laws

In addition to compliance with federal, state and local laws, Kelly counsels her clients on a broad range of employment issues, including employment policies, handbooks, and contracts; termination decisions; and employee discipline.

Prior to joining Littler Mendelson, Kelly spent five years as an associate of a Long Island law firm where she advised private employers, municipalities, and educational institutions on labor and employment issues. While in law school, she was the coordinator of the Courtroom Advocates Project.


St. Thomas More Scholar

St. John's University School of Law

Dean's List

St. John's University School of Law

Recipient, Academic Excellence Award

State University of New York at Old Westbury

Speaking Engagements

New York State HERO Act Compliance

Long Island Association webinar

September 30, 2021

Punitive Damages, Attorney Fees, and Other Scary Things

Melville, NY

October 30, 2019

Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace and What to Do When Claims are Made

Melville, NY

May 22, 2018

Day One Dialogues: The Power of #MeToo

St. John’s Law School

January 16, 2018


  • J.D., St. John’s University School of Law, 2007
  • B.A., State University of New York at Old Westbury, 2003

Bar Admission

New York


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