Margaret Keane joins DLA Piper’s employment practice in San Francisco

DLA Piper has announced that Margaret Keane has joined the firm’s employment practice as a partner in the San Francisco office.

Keane’s practice is focused on employment litigation, where she represents employers in restrictive covenant disputes, wage and hour claims, discrimination claims and class actions. She also regularly advises employers on the complex challenges of today’s digital workplace, including bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies, compliant use of social media and related privacy concerns.

Keane has advised companies in numerous industries, including the financial services and technology sectors, on the various employment aspects of business transactions, including compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN).

She has written consulting, employment and severance agreements and is currently a settlement conference officer for the Superior Court of California, as well as a mediator for California’s 3rd District Court of Appeal.

Previously a partner and shareholder at Littler Mendelson, Keane earned her JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a BA from Boston University. She is licensed to practice in California, New York and Pennsylvania.