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Kelly M. Matayoshi

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Kelly Matayoshi is an associate in Farella Braun + Martel’s Employment and Business Litigation Groups.

In her employment practice, Ms. Matayoshi has successfully represented employers in state and federal court, including wrongful termination and class action wage and hour disputes. She has represented employers in the transportation and sales industries with issues arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and California Labor Code, including exemptions, split shift, meal and rest breaks, overtime, vacation, wage statements, deductions, and commissions. Her experience includes defending employers before the EEOC, DFEH, and DLSE. She also provides day-do-day counseling to employers on a variety of pressing issues, including employee exemption classification.

Ms. Matayoshi’s business litigation practice focuses on complex civil litigation matters. She represents public and private owners, general contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers on a wide range of product liability issues. She provides both front-end and litigation services, claim analysis and preparation, dispute resolution, payment, performance, and contractor licensing issues.

Ms. Matayoshi serves on the committee for the ABA Section of Litigation’s Judicial Intern Opportunity Program and serves as national co-chair for the program’s mentoring program along with participation on its San Francisco Leadership Team. She was accepted to the Section of Litigation’s Young Lawyer Leadership Program for 2015-2016. She is a member of the U.C. Hastings College of the Law Board of Governors and regularly serves as a coach for Hastings’ successful moot court teams. Ms. Matayoshi is listed among the Northern California Rising Stars by Super Lawyers for employment law.

During law school, she served as an extern for Judge Edward Chen of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and as an intern for Judge Leslie Kobayashi of the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii.