Kevin Jackson

Senior Counsel


Kevin Jackson is a senior counsel and litigation attorney at Foley & Lardner LLP, where he is a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice.  Kevin’s practice is concentrated in labor and employment litigation in state and federal court, as well as administrative actions before the EEOC, DOL, DFEH, EDD and DLSE.

For a decade, Kevin Jackson has defended employers in California against wage-and-hour class and representative actions involving claims under the California Labor Code and the Fair Labor Standards Act. Kevin has extensive experience defending employers against actions brought under the California Private Attorneys General Act (“PAGA”). Kevin has successfully defeated PAGA claims at the pleading stage and summary judgment on various grounds, and takes pride in approaching these high-stakes representative actions with an eye towards practical, creative and efficient solutions. Kevin has published articles on PAGA advocating for a reasonable, pragmatic approach to the unique substantive and procedural challenges they pose, and his work has been cited in law review articles and in briefing submitted to the United States Supreme Court by the California Chamber of Commerce and the United States Chamber of Commerce.

In addition to his wage-and-hour practice, Kevin represents employers in litigation brought by current and former employees alleging a variety of individual claims for discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, failure to accommodate and failure to engage in the interactive process.  Kevin helps employers mitigate the risk of litigation by providing advice and counsel to navigate the complex web of local, state and federal laws governing the workplace, including wage-and-hour compliance, disciplinary matters, recruiting and training, workplace accommodations and leaves of absence. 

Publications & Presentations

  • Co-author, “Arbitration Agreements and the Use of Electronic Signatures,” Employment Law Strategist (June 2015)
  • Co-author, “Towards a ‘Manageability’ Standard in PAGA Discovery,” ABTL Report (Summer 2014)
  • Co-author, “The California Supreme Court Kicks Up Dust Storm on the Road to Enforcing Employment Arbitration Agreements,” Orange County Business Journal (December 9, 2013)
  • Co-author, “’Bring Your Own Device’ Brings Challenges,” Daily Journal (July 17, 2013)


  • Cornell Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2011)
  • University of California, Santa Cruz (B.A., with honors, 2007)


  • California