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Kevin Kish

Kevin Kish

Bet Tzedek Legal Services
Director, Employment Rights Project
Los Angeles, CA, USA


Kevin Kish is the Director of the Employment Rights Project at Bet Tzedek Legal Services, in Los Angeles.  He leads Bet Tzedek’s employment litigation, policy and outreach initiatives. He has led trial and appellate teams in employment and trafficking suits, including prevailing in the first civil case to reach a jury verdict under the California Trafficking Victims Protection Act.  He developed and teaches an employment-law clinic at Loyola Law School and frequently speaks on issues related to poverty, employment, human trafficking and human rights.

Mr. Kish joined the Employment Rights Project in 2004 as a Bet Tzedek fellow representing workers in wage and hour claims in various low-wage industries in Los Angeles.  After clerking for Judge Myron Thompson of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, Mr. Kish returned to Bet Tzedek in 2006 as a Skadden Fellow.  In 2012 and 2013, he was named a Top 75 Labor & Employment attorney in California by the Los Angeles Daily Journal.  Mr. Kish graduated from Yale Law School in 2004, and holds a B.A. in sociology/anthropology from Swarthmore College.
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