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Kevin M. Young

Partner

Atlanta
Direct: (404) 885-6697
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Kevin Young is a partner in the Labor & Employment Department and a member of the Wage & Hour Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Young focuses his practice on employment litigation and counseling, with an emphasis on matters relating to federal, state, and local wage and hour laws (e.g., minimum wage, overtime, exempt classification, independent contractor classification, pay frequency, predictive scheduling). Mr. Young partners with employers to identify and mitigate legal risk, and that work informs the strategies he develops to defend employers when litigation is unavoidable.

Mr. Young prides himself on combining a decade of legal experience with his proven ability to leverage technology, data, and people to achieve excellent results for clients. Over the course of his career, Mr. Young has developed litigation document automation tools, worked with economists to create cutting edge exposure analysis tools for class and collective action cases, and partnered with in-house project managers to plan and efficiently execute nationwide compliance audits.

Through this approach, Mr. Young has successfully defended numerous employers facing class/collective action lawsuits or government investigations; planned and overseen compliance assessments designed to help employers identify and manage employment law risk; and executed due diligence audits focused on assessing the employment law practices of clients’ acquisition targets. In doing so, Mr. Young has earned the confidence of employers in nearly every major industry, including retail, restaurant, food service, hospitality, staffing, technology, health care, insurance, real estate, financial services, transportation, logistics, and private equity.

Mr. Young is active in his community. He routinely writes, speaks, and leads trainings on employment law developments and the future of work. He has represented and formed lasting relationships with numerous Atlanta-based nonprofits, from newer companies first hiring employees, to thriving businesses grappling with complex employment issues. In addition, Mr. Young plays for a recreational ice hockey team, which won its league championship in 2016 (and failed to make the playoffs the following season).

Mr. Young attended Vanderbilt University Law School. Prior to that, he earned degrees in accounting and criminology at the University of Florida. During that time, he spent three summers interning for Deloitte Tax, where he was introduced to many of the data-driven analytical and Excel skills that are foundational to his practice today.

Kevin Young is a partner in the Labor & Employment Department and a member of the Wage & Hour Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Young focuses his practice on employment litigation and counseling, with an emphasis on matters relating to federal, state, and local wage and hour laws (e.g., minimum wage, overtime, exempt classification, independent contractor classification, pay frequency, predictive scheduling). Mr. Young partners with employers to identify and mitigate legal risk, and that work informs the strategies he develops to defend employers when litigation is unavoidable.

Mr. Young prides himself on combining a decade of legal experience with his proven ability to leverage technology, data, and people to achieve excellent results for clients. Over the course of his career, Mr. Young has developed litigation document automation tools, worked with economists to create cutting edge exposure analysis tools for class and collective action cases, and partnered with in-house project managers to plan and efficiently execute nationwide compliance audits.

Through this approach, Mr. Young has successfully defended numerous employers facing class/collective action lawsuits or government investigations; planned and overseen compliance assessments designed to help employers identify and manage employment law risk; and executed due diligence audits focused on assessing the employment law practices of clients’ acquisition targets. In doing so, Mr. Young has earned the confidence of employers in nearly every major industry, including retail, restaurant, food service, hospitality, staffing, technology, health care, insurance, real estate, financial services, transportation, logistics, and private equity.

Mr. Young is active in his community. He routinely writes, speaks, and leads trainings on employment law developments and the future of work. He has represented and formed lasting relationships with numerous Atlanta-based nonprofits, from newer companies first hiring employees, to thriving businesses grappling with complex employment issues. In addition, Mr. Young plays for a recreational ice hockey team, which won its league championship in 2016 (and failed to make the playoffs the following season).

Mr. Young attended Vanderbilt University Law School. Prior to that, he earned degrees in accounting and criminology at the University of Florida. During that time, he spent three summers interning for Deloitte Tax, where he was introduced to many of the data-driven analytical and Excel skills that are foundational to his practice today.

Education

  • J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law (2008)
  • B.S., B.A., University of Florida (2005)

Admissions

  • Georgia
  • Florida

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Georgia State/Superior Courts
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • State Courts of Florida

Presentations

  • Presenter, “Independent Contractor Classification: Understanding the Law and Mitigating the Risks,” 8th Annual Construction Law & Government Contracting CLE (October 9, 2019)
  • Presenter, “Title III Website and Mobile App Accessibility Claims and Their Impact on Franchise Businesses,” Georgia Bar Franchising & Distribution Section, Quarterly Meeting (October 3, 2019)
  • Co-Presenter, “Client Engagement and Innovation,” Webinar, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (June 5, 2019)
  • Co-Presenter, "WHD’s Regulatory Spring: Salary Level, Regular Rate, and Joint Employment," Webinar, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (April 17, 2019)
  • Presenter, “Employment Law Trends You Need to Know,” 2019 Kronos Leadership Summit for Service & Distribution Companies (April 9, 2019)
  • Moderator, “Case Studies in Prediction,” Georgia State Law Review Symposium: Legal Intelligence Through Artificial Intelligence (April 5, 2019)
  • Co-Presenter, “Legal Analytics and Artificial Intelligence in Employment Law,” Atlanta Bar Association (March 14, 2019)
  • "Call for Involvement: WHD’s FLSA Exemption Listening Sessions," Webinar, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (September 7, 2018)
  • “PAID…In Full: Examining the DOL’s PAID Program,” Webinar, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (April 19, 2018)
  • “Permanent Gig? Rise, Response, and Challenges of a Contingent Workforce,” Presented to Client HR and In-House Counsel Audience (October 11, 2017)
  • “Advising Nonprofits on Employee Handbooks,” Co-Presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP and Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta (October 2, 2017)
  • “Settling Wage & Hour Claims,” Webinar, Co-Presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP and Rukin Hyland (September 12, 2017)
  • “Brainstorming About Future Employer: The Impact of Technology on Wage & Hour Issues,” National Wage & Hour Litigation Practice Group Meeting, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (August 16, 2017)
  • “Wage & Hour Litigation on the Rise: Tips for Staying Out of Trouble in 2017,” Webinar, Co-Presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP and ePay (April 6, 2017)
  • “Anatomy of a Deal: Employment & Employee Benefits,” Seyfarth Shaw LLP (April 5, 2017)
  • “Employment Law 101: A Primer on Employment Discrimination, Harassment, and Wage-Hour Claims,” Co-Presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP and The Weiner Law Firm, LLC (December 6, 2016)
  • “Overtime Exemption Rules: Countdown to December 1, Liftoff From December 2,” Webinar, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (November 4, 2016)

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