Overview

Nicholas W. McKinney focuses his practice on litigation and counseling clients on labor and employment law matters.

Most recently, Nick has provided advice and counsel to businesses in addressing the complex employment law issues presented by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, including:

  • Complying with Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 related Emergency Temporary Standard including implementing COVID-19 prevention plans, outbreak reporting and exclusion, and exclusion pay
  • COVID-19 vaccination issues in the workplace
  • State and local supplemental paid sick leave laws and ordinances

Nick represents employers before state agencies, such as the Department of Fair Employment and Housing and the Department of Labor, and in state and federal courts.

Prior to joining Littler, Nick worked at a regional law firm where he focused on representation of public entities in state and federal courts.

During law school, Nick served on the editorial board of the University of the Pacific Law Review, and was president of the Employment and Labor Law Association. 

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Civil Air Patrol

Recognition

Recipient, Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Employment Law

University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law

2016

Education

  • J.D., University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, 2018With Distinction
  • B.S., University of Montana, 2015with Honors

Bar Admission

California

Courts

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California