Kevin F. Gaffney litigates on behalf of employers before United States federal and state trial courts in class, collective, and single-plaintiff actions involving a wide range of employment and benefits issues. His practice focuses on wage and hour actions, including misclassification and off-the-clock claims arising under the FLSA and other state statutes, and benefits actions arising under ERISA. Kevin also defends employers in litigation brought under Title VII, FMLA, ADA, ADEA, whistleblower statutes, and contract theories.
In addition to employment litigation, Kevin maintains an active pro bono practice. He counsels non-profit organizations on employment issues and represents clients as part of the National Immigrant Justice Center’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) clinic. During law school at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Kevin was an editor for the Journal of Law & Social Policy. He also served as a teaching assistant for Communications and Legal Research.
Northwestern University School of Law, 2014, J.D., Cum Laude
University of Notre Dame, 2009, B.A., Magna Cum Laude
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2017)