Overview

Kevin E. Griffith practices primarily in the areas of business competition litigation and employment litigation. He has extensive litigation experience in cases involving corporate raiding and interference with contract claims, and enforcing and defending employment  contracts, trade secrets and covenants-not-to-compete. He has defended hundreds of employment discrimination and wrongful termination cases, including several seminal cases before the Ohio Supreme Court. 

In addition, Kevin counsels large corporate clients concerning mass layoffs, executive officer terminations, protecting business information, and compliance with federal and state employment-related laws, such as:

  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Dodd-Frank Act's whistleblower provisions
  • Economic Espionage Act
  • Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
  • Sexual harassment laws
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • State wrongful termination laws

Kevin also represents executives on an individual, non-litigation basis, and assists clients throughout the United States develop and implement workplace substance abuse policies. His law practice is enhanced by the legal project management training he received from a former senior director of Microsoft's legal technology and operations department.

* Not licensed to practice law in Kentucky

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Federal Bar Association

Member

Ohio State Bar Association

Member

Columbus Bar Association

Member

Defense Research Institute

Recognition

Named, Lawyer of the Year

Employment Law, Columbus

The Best Lawyers in America©

2016, 2019

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

2015-2019

Named, America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Chambers USA

2011-2018

Awarded, AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating

Martindale-Hubbell

Named, Super Lawyer

Ohio

Super Lawyers

News, Analysis & Press

Two Hot Topics for Ohio Employers in 2018

Columbus CEO

December 28, 2017

Employment & HR: Keep Quiet to Keep Working

Columbus CEO

October 23, 2017

Drug Use Adds to Recruitment Woes for Manufacturers

Crain's Cleveland Business

October 14, 2017

Marijuana at the Polls and in the Workplace

SHRM Online

October 12, 2016

8 Steps for Addressing Bullying in the Workplace

Corporate Counsel

August 11, 2015

Speaking Engagements

The Purloined Letter: An Employer’s Rights and Remedies When a Whistleblower Steals Confidential Information

Littler Executive Employer, Phoenix, AZ

May 4, 2018
2018 Hot Topics in Employment and Labor Law

Columbus, OH

February 1, 2018

Testimony on the Employment Law Uniformity Act

Ohio House Economic Development, Commerce, and Labor Committee

February 21, 2017
2017 Hot Topics in Employment & Labor Law

Columbus, OH

February 2, 2017
Financial Services and Corporate Compliance

New York, NY

November 30, 2016

Legalized Marijuana and the Future of the Drug-Free Workplace

The 2016 Executive Employer® Conference, Scottsdale, AZ

May 5, 2016

The Impact of Technology on Workplace Privacy, Information Security and Your Company’s IP Assets

The 2016 Executive Employer® Conference

May 4, 2016
2016 Whistleblowing Update

April 7, 2016
2015 Whistleblower Update "Speaking Up" Gets Louder

May 19, 2015

Education

  • J.D., Notre Dame Law School, 1986
  • B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1982

Bar Admission

Ohio

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • Ohio Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin