Paul Hastings Adds Traditional Labor Lawyer to Top Ranked Employment Law Practice

Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that Sara Kalis has joined the firm’s Employment Law practice, based in New York.

“As the nature of the global workforce undergoes a dramatic shift, who is an employee and what that will mean in the future, is in flux. While employment litigation will continue, we are investing in our traditional labor practice to meet our clients’ anticipated needs, including a renewed interest in collective action, workplace regulation and efforts to organize the workforce – accelerated and impacted by technology,” said Elena Baca, global chair of the Employment Law department at Paul Hastings. “Sara Kalis has extensive knowledge and labor experience that provides insight into evolving methods and organizing efforts that will impact employers.  Sara perfectly complements our labor and employment strength throughout the U.S. and around the globe.”

Kalis brings a national practice focused on advising companies on all matters affecting the employee-employer relationship, specifically focusing on traditional labor law and employment law issues. She represents clients before arbitrators, state and federal courts, the NLRB, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and regularly counsels her clients on employment-related matters.

“I’m thrilled to join Paul Hastings in its top-tier Employment Law practice.  I have long admired Paul Hastings’ strong global platform, with vibrant Employment, Labor, and Real Estate practices,” said Sara Kalis. “Paul Hastings is at the forefront of changes in Labor Law and is the ideal place to serve my new and existing clients.”

Ranked in Band 1 for Labor and Employment Law in Chambers USA, Paul Hastings is recognized as one of the world’s best employment law firms, excelling in defending our clients against complicated wage and hour claims, government agency investigations, individual and systematic discrimination claims, and labor disputes and negotiations.

In 2019, Paul Hastings established a Future of Work thought leadership initiative. With events in San Francisco, New York and the London, the firm has partnered with and approached the market on key topics such as AI, biometrics and privacy in the workplace, as well as how technology and social media are impacting the workplace and, in turn, trials.

At Paul Hastings, our purpose is clear — to help our clients and people navigate new paths to growth. With a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S., Paul Hastings is recognized as one of the world’s most innovative global law firms.

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