Lindsey Conrad Kennedy

Associate

Overview

Lindsey Conrad Kennedy helps employers navigate the labor and employment laws governing their relationships with their workforce. Whether she is counseling multi-state employers on leave of absence management, litigating a restrictive covenant case seeking emergency relief, investigating an internal #metoo complaint, or negotiating an executive employment agreement, Lindsey takes a proactive, business-minded approach to addressing these and other complex problems. Her experience includes both counseling and litigation under the major federal and state laws governing employment relationships. In addition to employment-related matters, she has also represented management in traditional labor matters.

Lindsey has practiced in both New York and Pennsylvania, representing a variety of employers in a variety of industries—from one of the world’s largest insurance brokers to a boutique spa. She regularly defends employers in court and agency proceedings but appreciates the need to avoid litigation before it arises and, where appropriate, to resolve disputes without costly court intervention.

Representative Matters

Select representative matters include:

  • Advising a Fortune 500 company in the life sciences industry regarding implementation of new paid leave policies and compliance with various state and local laws.
  • Defending two large, international employers in employment discrimination cases brought by senior executives.
  • Representing insurance broker in obtaining temporary and preliminary restraints enjoining insurance producers from violating their restrictive covenant agreements.
  • Counseling higher education clients with respect to disability accommodations and the interplay between the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act.
  • Investigating workplace harassment complaint and working with human resources and business leaders on remediation plan.
  • Refreshing technology-related policies—e.g., social media, bring-your-own-device—for various employers.
  • Defending multi-state healthcare organization in hybrid collective/class action under the FLSA and two state statutes.
  • Counseling employer on workplace violence avoidance and precautionary measures in light of threats from former employee.

Professional Affiliations

  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Member
  • ACBA’s Women’s Institute for Leadership in Law (WILL)
  • Pittsburgh Human Resources Association

Community Involvement

  • Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh
  • Pennsylvania Women Work
  • Reading is Fundamental
  • Greenfield Community Association

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