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On August 27, 2014, Kyle Kring and Laura Hess presented So You Received a Sexual Harassment Complaint, What Not to Do, a Trial Lawyer’s Perspective to approximately one hundred attendees of the 2014 California HR Conference which took place at the Anaheim Convention Center. “The attendees were savvy human resources professionals looking for more than just the basics on how to conduct sexual harassment investigations,” said Laura Hess. “We talked about what the HR staff can do at the investigation level that will really help the lawyers trying the case. Kyle and I have tried many sexual harassment cases, so we shared what juries care about and what they do not.” We would like to thank those that attended the informative workshop and look forward to speaking at the conference in the future.
Our employment law group represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law including advising and counseling to prevent costly litigation. If you would like to view our presentation from the conference, please click here.
Kring & Chung would like to welcome Andrew Yun to the Irvine, CA office. Yun’s practice focuses mainly on business and transactional matters. Yun provides an extensive range of services to his business clients including drafting and negotiating nondisclosure agreements, operational agreements, employment and consulting agreements, distributorship and licensing contracts, commercial leases, and all forms of mergers and acquisitions and strategic alliance arrangements. After graduating from Loyola Law School, Yun became well-versed in bankruptcy law while working as an extern and clerk. To view Yun’s full profile, click here.
Congratulations to Managing Partners, Kyle D. Kring and Kenneth C. Chung, and Partner, Laura C. Hess, on being named “Top Attorneys” in Orange County for 2014. Kring was recognized for his work handling construction matters, while Chung and Hess were recognized for their work handling employment and management matters. OC Metro has partnered with AVVO.com to spotlight the leading attorneys in Orange County. This is the second consecutive year Kring has received this distinction and the third year for Chung and Hess. The full article can be seen in the September 2014 issue of the magazine, or at www.ocmetro.com.
Kring & Chung is pleased to announce that Grant Mullen has joined its Irvine, CA office. Mullen’s practice areas include business litigation, business transactions, construction, employment law, insurance, personal injury, products liability, real estate and trucking, crane & rigging. Mullen is a member of American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a national association of experienced trial attorneys and judges that requires members to be responsible for elevating the standards of integrity, honor, ethics, civility and courtesy in the legal profession. To view Mullen’s full profile, click here.
Michelle Philo is featured on the cover of the Orange County Lawyer magazine’s July 2014 issue for her involvement in the Orange County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division (“YLD”). The YLD allows new attorneys up to their fifth year of practice to come together to exchange ideas, grow professionally, and also give back to the community.
As the Social Chair, Philo believes the relationships built through social networking as young lawyers develop into professional referral sources. Philo and her committee plan and execute social events including Day at the Races in Del Mar, happy hour mixers and the YLD annual holiday party. To read more about Philo and the Young Lawyers Division, click here.
Kring & Chung is pleased to announce that Alis Moon has joined its Irvine, CA office as an Associate attorney. Moon specializes in the areas of employment law and business litigation. She represents and advises employers in labor and employment matters including unpaid wages, misclassification, wrongful termination and discrimination to name a few. In addition, she represents individuals and classes of employees in matters relating to wage and hour laws. To view Moon’s full profile, click here.
Kring & Chung, LLP is pleased to announce that Partner Merielle Enriquez has been named as one of Nevada Business Magazine’s Legal Elite for 2014. Legal Elite is an annual list that highlights the top attorneys in Nevada. The list of Nevada attorneys is selected through nominations received from their peers. There were 6,454 attorneys nominated for this designation and only 300 were selected and featured in Nevada Business Magazine.
Ms. Enrique joined the firm in June of 2009. Her practice is focused upon the defense of our clients and carriers in high exposure, complex general liability matters, as well as family law and business litigation cases.
To view Merielle Enriquez’s profile click here.
Kring & Chung, LLP is proud to announce that Allyson K. Thompson has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a 2014 Rising Star. This is the second consecutive year that Ms. Thompson has been awarded this honor. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have reached a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected to receive this honor.
Ms. Thompson’s practice consists of employment issues, including sexual harassment, discrimination, wage and hour litigation, and advises employers on how to avoid employment related litigation. She represents individuals and small and large businesses in all aspects of civil litigation. This includes representing employees and defending employers, in lawsuits, class actions, mediations, arbitrations and Labor Commissioner hearings. Ms. Thompson also provides counsel to businesses to avoid litigation, including drafting policies, employee handbooks, and providing sexual harassment training.
Ms. Thompson is currently serving as Vice President of the Orange County Women Lawyers Association and formerly served as the Secretary and Board Member.
To view Allyson K. Thompson’s profile click here
For over twenty years, John Schroeder of our Irvine office has served as a board member of the CHP 11-99 Foundation. He is currently serving as the Scholarship Committee Chairman and is featured in the CHP 11-99 2014 Annual Report. The scholarship committee provides direct grant support to worthy students. Those eligible to apply for the General Scholarship Program include dependents of uniformed and non-uniformed employees who are active or retired from the California Highway Patrol. The Fallen Hero Scholarship Program is for sons, daughters and spouses of Fallen Heroes. “There is no better feeling than to provide a helping hand to these hardworking students, ” Schroeder said. A total of $1.6 million will be provided in scholarship grants in 2014.
Kring & Chung would like to thank Schroeder for all his time and dedication to the CHP 11-99 Foundation and to the community. To view John Schroeder’s message in the 2014 Annual Report, click here.
To view John Schroeder’s full profile, click here.
Kring & Chung, LLP would like to congratulate Partner Laura Hess for being nominated for Orange County Business Journal’s 2014 “Women in Business” award. The Orange County Business Journal (“OCBJ”) recognizes women in Orange County for their career achievements and contributions to the community. Her professional achievements and dedication to the community have resulted in Ms. Hess being honored by the OCBJ in 2012 and 2014.
“Ms. Hess is a dedicated and passionate attorney who works tirelessly for her clients and yet still makes the time to give back to the community and care for her family,” said Allyson Thompson, a colleague of Ms. Hess and Vice President of the Orange County Women Lawyers Association. Ms. Hess currently serves as President of the Orange County Women Lawyers Association, whose mission is the advancement of women in the legal community as well as providing charitable support and services to those less fortunate in Orange County.
The awards ceremony and luncheon will take place on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center located at 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine.
To view Laura Hess’s full profile, click here.