Kathy H. Gao represents corporate clients in employment litigation matters involving complex wage and hour class action issues, workplace discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, and unfair labor practices. Kathy has appeared in both state and US federal court, and has experience at the appellate level. Kathy also counsels corporate clients on how to minimize risk from potential employment issues, compliance with the latest laws and regulations, and implementation of policies and practices that avoid litigation whenever possible.
Kathy works with management in transportation, hospitality, medical, industrial, logistics, retail, automotive, technology, financial services, corrections, and manufacturing industries in all phases of the litigation process under both California state and federal law.
Additionally, Kathy has experience advising clients on and litigating issues related to compliance with the ADA Title II and Title III and comparable state and local accessibility laws.
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, 2008, J.D.
University of California, Berkeley, 2004, B.A.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Courts for the Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of California
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2017)
Finalist, The Recorder’s Litigation Department of the Year – Labor and Employment (2013)