Kerry is a vigorous yet practical advocate for her clients, calibrating employment law strategies and custom solutions to fit the problem and the client’s business goals. She anticipates and evaluates conflicts and expertly distinguishes which litigation “battles” must be fought and which should not. With 20+ years’ experience, Kerry has developed a broad employment litigation and preventive counseling practice with an emphasis on disability and accommodation issues, and a dedication to collaborating with her clients on day-to-day and cutting-edge employment law issues. 415 464 4300 LinkedIn

  • Education

    J.D., 1996 - Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley

    B.A., 1990 - University of California, Berkeley

    Bar Admission


  • Selected to the Northern California Super Lawyers List in 2014 and 2015

  • Speaking Engagements

    Mar 2018, Association of Corporate Counsel-San Francisco Bar Association: Preventing Sexual Harassment in the #MeToo Era

    Dec 2017, Employment Law Update Webinar: The Employment Law Year in Review - and a Look Ahead to 2018

    Oct 2017, Employment Law Update Webinar: Managing Leaves of Absence

    Sep 2017, Employment Law Update Webinar: Accommodating Disabled Workers: Managing Employer Obligations Within the Law

    Jul 2017, Employment Law Update Webinar: Pregnancy and Parental Rights in the Workplace: A Guide for Employers

    May 2017, Employment Law Update Webinar: Employee Background Screening: New Developments and Compliance Tips for Employers

    Jul 2016, Employment Law Update Webinar: The Contingent Workforce: A Guide to Understanding Legal Exposures

    Mar 2016, Employment Law Update Webinar: Fair Pay and Pay Transparency: What Employers Need to Know

    Jan 2016, Employment Law Update Webinar: Discrimination Update: Addressing Unconscious Bias and Other New Frontiers in the Workplace

  • Crosby Heafey Roach & May (now Reed Smith)

Practice Lead

Emerging Growth

Practice Areas

Employment Litigation

Emerging Growth

Trials and Appeals

Regulatory, Compliance & Risk Management