Kathleen Hurly concentrates her practice in employment litigation and has successfully litigated cases in federal and state courts. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Hurly was a partner in the San Francisco office of Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold LLP where she was a member of the employment and healthcare practice groups. Ms. Hurly represented employers in disputes, including claims of wrongful termination, sexual harassment, gender, disability and race discrimination and harassment. She also defended employers in unfair business practices and whistleblower actions. Ms. Hurly has tried and arbitrated cases in which plaintiffs claimed wrongful termination, whistleblowing, unfair business practices and discrimination/harassment.

Previously, she had direct responsibility for a variety of litigation matters in which she obtained successful outcomes for her clients while practicing at several San Francisco law firms. Prior to entering private practice, she clerked for the Honorable Joseph I. Pines of the Baltimore Circuit Court.


  • California
  • Maryland
  • U.S. District Court
    • Northern District of California
    • Central District of California
    • Eastern District of California


  • University of Baltimore – J.D.
    • cum laude
  • University of Virginia – B.A.

Representative Litigation

  • Plaintiff v. Securities Broker:(Trial Court, California State Court) – Sedgwick, on behalf of its clients, obtained a unanimous defense verdict in favor of the client, a securities broker dealer.
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