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Kevin Harlow

Kevin Harlow

Of Counsel

Kevin Harlow balances his practice between federal and state employment law issues, and traditional labor law.

He has broad experience defending employers in wage and hour class actions, wrongful termination and employment discrimination claims, unfair practice charges and other employment-related litigation. Kevin also advises and litigates employment claims concerning intellectual property, including the prosecution and defense of claims involving trade secrets, confidential and proprietary information, non-competition agreements and other restrictive covenants.

In addition to his litigation experience, Kevin provides extensive advice and counselling to his clients on all employment-related issues, including wage and hour issues, protection of intellectual property, state and federal leave laws, ADA accommodations, internal investigations, and union avoidance and corporate campaigns.

Kevin's clients range from multibillion-dollar publicly traded companies to local and regional employers.

Areas of FocusEmployment
Bar admissionsCalifornia
  • B.A., University of California at Los Angeles 2006
  • J.D., Georgetown University


  • The Legal 500 United States
    • Recommended, Labor-Management Relations (2020-2021, 2023)

Pro Bono

Kevin is extensively involved in helping San Diego's veteran population through DLA Piper's pro bono projects. His pro bono work includes representing rehabilitated clients in Homeless Court, helping veterans expunge their criminal records, and handling various litigation-related matters for one of San Diego's premier veterans' shelters.


  • Co-author, "US Women's Soccer Dispute Could Jeopardise Rio Entry," World Sports Law Report, April 2016
  • Co-author, "NLRB Expands Standards for Determining Joint-Employer Status," Employee Benefit News, December 18, 2015


  • "Employment Law Briefing 2016," 28 Jan 2016
  • "Employee Handbook Essentials," NTCA Legal Seminar, 9 Nov 2015
  • "Employment Law Briefing 2015," 22 Jan 2015

Clerk Experience

During law school, Kevin spent a summer as a legal clerk for the Department of Labor's Office of the Solicitor. He split his time between the National Office of the Mine Safety and Health Division, where he gained investigative, policy-drafting and appellate experience and the Arlington Regional Office, where he focused on administrative enforcement.

Prior Experience

During Kevin's final year of law school, he worked for a boutique Washington, DC firm focusing on complex litigation.