Overview

Kevin Kraham works as a strategic business partner with clients to help ensure that labor relations and human resources practices support and drive business plans.

Kevin litigates and mediates labor and employment disputes in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies and arbitrators. His labor practice focuses on pre- and post-petition union campaigns, collective bargaining, and contract administration, with a concentration on healthcare, transportation, logistics, and education employers. He also provides day-to-day advice, counseling, and training to employers about workplace compliance issues.

His airline and railroad experience includes system board of adjustment and public law board arbitrations, federal court litigation with unions under the Railway Labor Act, representation proceedings and carrier interference cases before the National Mediation Board, and negotiating initial and successor labor agreements.

Kevin serves on Littler’s Associates Committee. He is a former adjunct professor at Georgetown University, where he taught cross-cultural management and negotiations and global labor and employment law. Kevin began his career in employment and labor law with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as an investigator, law clerk and administrative judge. Earlier in his career, he completed The Maine Challenge, a 26-day multi-element Outward Bound course based on Hurricane Island, Maine.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Former Chair, Foundation Board of Directors

The National LGBT Bar Association

Former Secretary, Board of Trustees

Two Rivers Public Charter School

Recognition

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

2013-2021

Named, Super Lawyer

Washington DC

Super Lawyers

2013 and 2015

Recipient, Distinguished Alumnus Award

Washington College of Law

1999

News, Analysis & Press

Justices Remand Title VII Legal Fees Dispute

Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report

May 19, 2016

Speaking Engagements

Healthcare Hot Topics: Understanding Labor Issues and What the Shift to Value-Based Care Means for Employers

September 18, 2019

From #MeToo to #WhatToDo

2018 Mid-Atlantic Employer Conference, Washington, D.C.

June 5, 2018

Harassment Prevention: The “Legal Rules of the Road” Involving Harassment and Related Litigation by the EEOC

February 7, 2018

Addressing Post-Election Tensions in the Workplace

December 12, 2016

Dealing with the EEOC: New Way of Doing Business in Handling Charges of Discrimination

April 22, 2016

Dealing with the EEOC: New Way of Doing Business in Handling Charges of Discrimination

April 18, 2016

Do Your Employee Handbooks Make the Grade?

Washington, DC

July 8, 2015

Puzzled Over Payroll?

Washington, DC

May 27, 2015

Healthy Choices For Sick Employees

Washington, DC

March 25, 2015

Recognizing Red Flags

Washington, DC

January 28, 2015

Understanding the Expanded Employer Obligations to Pregnant Employees

Washington, DC

October 29, 2014

The New Wave of Religious Accommodation and National Origin Discrimination Claims

May 22, 2014

Trends in Employment, Labor and Benefits Laws: What You Need to Know

Lavender Law® Conference & Career Fair, Washington, DC

August 24, 2012

New school year: recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and training

Breakfast Briefing - Friends of Choice in Urban Schools, Washington, DC

May 15, 2012

Juggling the FMLA, ADA, sick leave, short term disability and workers' compensation

Breakfast Briefing - Friends of Choice in Urban Schools, Washington, DC

March 13, 2012

DOL’s agenda and its impact on public charter schools

Breakfast Briefing - Friends of Choice in Urban Schools, Washington, DC

January 24, 2012

Social media: impact on recruiting, employee relations and student interaction

Breakfast Briefing - Friends of Choice in Urban Schools, Washington, DC

October 26, 2011

Education

  • J.D., American University, Washington College of Law, 1996
  • B.A., Boston University, 1992

Bar Admission

District of Columbia

Courts

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland