Overview

As a member of the Littler CaseSmart – Charges™ team and based in New Jersey, Kimberly J. Gost is responsible for handling charges from investigation to conclusion. She works on client-dedicated service teams, specializing in handling administrative agency charges. She investigates charge allegations, reviews pertinent documents, interviews key witnesses, and provides clients an assessment of the risks associated with the charge. In partnership with the client, she defends the charge by drafting persuasive position statements and responses to the agency’s requests for information.

Previously, she concentrated her litigation practice on representing employers before federal and state courts and agencies. Kimberly's experience spanned a full spectrum of employment law and employee benefits litigation in both the class action and single plaintiff contexts, including:

  • Wage and hour
  • Harassment
  • Discrimination
  • Retaliation
  • Pay equity
  • Wrongful denial of benefits
  • Fiduciary breach
  • Wrongful termination claims

In addition, Kimberly counseled clients on employment, personnel and human resources concerns in the workplace, such as:

  • Pay equity
  • Hiring and discharge matters
  • Reductions-in-force
  • Wage and hour compliance
  • Family and medical leave issues
  • Disability accommodations
  • Affirmative action obligations (including the preparation of affirmative action plans)
  • WARN Act obligations

Kimberly also spoke at various professional seminars on topics ranging from wage and hour litigation to ERISA litigation, and taught a course on employment discrimination as an adjunct professor at the Rutgers University School of Law.

Recognition

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

2019-2021

Speaking Engagements

Federal Contractor Roundtable

2019 Littler Executive Employer Conference, Phoenix, AZ

May 8, 2019

Pay Equity Compliance: Advising Your C-Suite and Safeguarding Your Company

Philadelphia, PA

June 19, 2018

Managing Employees: Do's and Don'ts at Critical Phases of Employment

Philadelphia, PA

April 25, 2017

Roundtable Discussion: Best Practices for Effective Communication and Collaboration Among HR, Legal and the Business People

Philadelphia, PA

October 18, 2016

Ethical Issues for In-House Counsel: “What Do You Mean It’s Not Privileged?”

The 2016 Executive Employer® Conference, Scottsdale, AZ

May 6, 2016

Confidentiality and Attorney-Client Privilege Issues When Conducting Internal Investigations and Audits

Philadelphia, PA

October 22, 2015

DOL’s Proposed Changes to the White Collar Regulations: What Should Employers Do Now?

Philadelphia, PA

July 21, 2015

DOL's Proposed Changes to the White Collar Regulations: What Should Employers Do Now?

Philadelphia, PA

July 14, 2015

Who's an Employee? Independent Contractors, Interns, Volunteers, and Intra-Corporate Transfers

Philadelphia, PA

September 25, 2013

Class Action Summit

September 23, 2010

Education

  • J.D., Rutgers School of Law, 1998
  • B.A., University of Virginia, 1985

Bar Admission

New Jersey
New York
Pennsylvania

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York