Eric C. Kastner

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Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Santa Clara, CA

Kastner Kim LLP
 | 3150 De La Cruz Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Phone: 650-967-7854
Fax: 650-386-1885
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2009, 2014 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1972
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (40%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
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    Handling cases of employment law, labor law, business litigation and executive compensation, Eric C. Kastner is managing partner at Kastner Kim LLP. He has represented clients in California, such as the Clark Equipment Company, the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, the American Empire Surplus Lines Insurance Company and the Louisiana-Pacific Corporation. For the last seven years, San Jose magazine has named him as one of Silicon Valley’s top labor lawyers.

    A 1969 honors graduate of the University of California, Mr. Kastner earned a Bachelor of Science before obtaining a Juris Doctor from the University of California in 1972. He graduated from the Naval Justice School in 1973. Mr. Kastner is admitted to practice in California state courts, and before the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, the United States Supreme Court, and the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Central, Southern and Northern Districts of California.

    Mr. Kastner has published works in the Contract Law Journal and has over 35 years of experience as a successful litigator, defending and prosecuting cases of employment discrimination, wrongful termination, ERISA violations, sexual harassment, Cal-OSHA citations, wage and hour claims, and independent contractor status. With an emphasis in promised financing, contests for corporate control, disputes involving letter of intent, fraud, competition cases, intellectual property matters and breach of contract, he has worked with hundreds of clients throughout the years.

    For the Naval Legal Service Office, Mr. Kastner served for three years as senior defense counsel for the Fifth Naval District. Currently he is a member of The Bar Association of Santa Clara County Bar Association.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 40%Employment & Labor: Employee
    • 40%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 10%Employment Litigation: Defense
    • 10%Business Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer, Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 14 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2009, 2014 - 2021

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    About Eric Kastner

    Admitted: 1972, California

    Professional Webpage: http://www.kastnerkim.com/Attorneys/Eric-C-Kastner.shtml

    Honors/Awards:

    • Litigation Counsel of America, Senior Fellow
    • Northern California Super Lawyer
    • One of the Top Labor Lawyers in the Silicon Valley by San Jose Magazine from 1999 - 2008
    • Forbes Radio/Sky Radio Business and Technology Report Presents America's Best Lawyers

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Senior Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
    • Santa Clara Bar Association, 1984 - Present
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1972
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 1981
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
    • California, 1972
    • United States District Court for the Central District of California
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Managerial Accounting in Government Procurement and the Boards of Contract Appeals, Co-Author, Contract Law Journal, April, 1971, Presenter, Arbitration: Truth or the Big Lie, Litigation Counsel of America, Lawyers, 2011
    • Writer - Presenter, Change of Control - From Rags to Riches and Back Again, Litigation Counsel of America, Litigation Attorneys From All States Of US, 2011

    Representative Clients:

    • Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
    • Clark Equipment Company
    • Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
    • American Empire Surplus Lines Insurance Company

    Educational Background:

    • Naval Justice School, 1973
    • University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, B.S., With Honors, 1969

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    3150 De La Cruz Blvd
    Santa Clara, CA 95054

    Phone: 650-967-7854

    Fax: 650-386-1885

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