Mr. Kevin Michael Young
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Kevin defends and advises businesses on a wide array of workplace issues. He is
particularly well-versed in federal and state wage and hour laws (e.g., overtime, exempt
classification, independent contractor classification, meal and rest breaks, predictive
scheduling). Kevin also partners with his clients to tackle day-to-day needs and
sensitivities, from negotiating and enforcing employment agreements, to revising
handbooks and policies, to identifying and executing training opportunities.
Kevin’s aptitude in counseling employers derives from his front-line litigation experience.
He has spent nearly fifteen years defending employers facing single-plaintiff, collective
action, and class action lawsuits, as well as government investigations. From “bet the
company” litigation to complex matters involving legal issues of first impression, Kevin
and the attorneys with whom he partners have secured denials of class certification, won
dismissals and summary judgments, and secured trial court and appellate victories for
employers on groundbreaking arguments. Kevin has also successfully mediated cases of
all sizes, from single-claimant matters to nationwide class cases.
Drawing upon his litigation experience, Kevin helps businesses peek around the corner
to proactively identify and mitigate risk. From designing plans to assess compliance with
laws most likely to spawn litigation to crafting policies, trainings, and communications to
attack legal risk, Kevin partners with his clients at every step. Kevin also leans on his
litigation experience in advising businesses of all sizes and growth stages on day-to-day
employment issues that command real-time answers and practical solutions.
Kevin is known for his collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to solving problems. He
is well-networked across the firm and routinely leverages the assistance of colleagues
across offices and practice groups to provide the best possible solutions for his clients.
This includes not only other lawyers across the platform, but also Seyfarth’s deep bench
of skilled, non-attorney professionals, such as project managers, labor economists, and
Kevin took a unique path to employment law, first earning his undergraduate degree in
accounting, spending three summers interning for a “Big Four” tax firm, and devoting the
earliest chapter of his legal career to tax law. These experiences molded Kevin into an
attorney who is as comfortable developing a detailed exposure analysis as he is training
a roomful of supervisors on best employment practices and common pitfalls. A tech nerd
at heart, Kevin also leverages technology to enhance the delivery of legal service.
Kevin and his wife, Lindsay, are the proud parents of two sometimes behaved young
boys and a 10-year-old puppy. When he's not working or spending time with his family,
Kevin can be found on the ice hockey rink or Peloton, or coaching his oldest son’s tee
ball team. Kevin’s ice hockey team, the Crustaceans, won its rec league championship in
2016 (and has failed to make the playoffs each season since).