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Kevin B. Leblang


Chair, Employment Law

Phone: 212.715.9306 Fax: 212.715.8306 New York

Kevin Leblang heads Kramer Levin’s Employment Law department and concentrates exclusively on representing management on employment law litigation and advisory matters.

Mr. Leblang counsels employers on matters ranging from the adoption and application of employee relations policies to the evaluation and minimization of litigation risks of employment decisions. He also represents management clients in litigations before federal and state courts, administrative agencies, and arbitrators. Mr. Leblang has extensive experience litigating claims alleging all forms of discrimination, breach of contract and the myriad tort claims (e.g., defamation, wrongful discharge, negligent hiring or supervision, etc.) arising out of the employment relationship. He also has extensive experience advising and litigating in the rapidly growing field of employee non-competition law.

Recent Representations

  • The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit unanimously affirmed a district court decision granting summary judgment to a large financial institution in an action by a former senior executive seeking $34 million in allegedly unpaid compensation based on claims of breach of contract, breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, unjust enrichment, and violations of New York Labor Laws.
  • Representation of a professional basketball team in a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by a former NBA player.
  • Summary judgment granted by federal court in New York dismissing gender discrimination and harassment claims in their entirety. Plaintiff was a highly compensated employee seeking extensive damages.
  • Federal Courts in New York granted summary judgment to large financial institutions dismissing sexual harassment, gender discrimination, race discrimination, and wage and hour claims.
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court’s denial of a motion to vacate an arbitration award.
  • Dismissal by an arbitration panel of a multimillion-dollar compensation claim based on allegations of breach of implied contract and fraudulent inducement.

Mr. Leblang is listed in Chambers USA (2007-2015), The Best Lawyers in America (2007-2015), Legal 500 US (2011-2015) and New York Super Lawyers (2006-2015). He has been ranked by Human Resource Executive as one of the nation's most powerful employment law attorneys 2009-2015 and named to the Top 100 list for employment law by Lawdragon. 

J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 1984
B.S., Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, 1981
New Jersey, 1986
New York, 1985
U.S.C.A., 2nd Circuit
U.S.D.C., Eastern District of New York
U.S.D.C., Southern District of New York
    -New York State Bar Association, Member, Labor and Employment Law Section
    -American Bar Association, Member, Labor and Employment Law Section
    -New York County Lawyer's Association