Kyllan B. Kershaw provides clients with solutions for labor-relations issues, including challenges stemming from mergers and acquisitions, workforce reduction, startups, and other business restructuring matters.
Kyllan achieves optimal outcomes for her clients in collective bargaining negotiations, election campaigns, labor arbitrations, and labor-related litigation before the National Labor Relations Board. She is a skilled negotiator, with particular experience negotiating exits from costly union pension and healthcare plans and first contracts for large employers with multifacility bargaining units. Kyllan is also a proactive labor-relations counselor, helping clients spot and solve for potential issues before they become problems. She conducts union vulnerability assessments, workplace investigations, provides positive employee relations training, and counsels on labor relations issues such as lockouts and strikes, card-check and neutrality agreements, corporate campaigns, traditional organizing campaigns, withdrawal liability, and other employee benefits matters. Kyllan also represents employers in a range of industries, including transportation, retail, and entertainment clients. She has significant experience representing airlines in labor matters, including arbitrations, collective bargaining negotiations under Section 6 of the Railway Labor Act, bankruptcies, and business restructuring issues.
As a thought-leader on matters related to workforce change, Kyllan often speaks on topics related to automation, ecommerce, generational changes in the workforce, advances in employee communication and social media, and how to level the communication playing field between unions and employers when communicating with younger, more diverse workforces.
Outside of her legal practice, she serves as an advisory board member of the Atlanta Humane Society, having previously served on its Board of Directors and as chair of the Governance Committee. She is also a member of the host committee for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s annual Monster Mash fundraiser benefiting the Marcus Autism Center.