Kira Geary is an associate in the firm’s Pittsburgh office and is a member of the Labor, Employment, and Workplace Safety practice group. Kira represents employers on a wide range of employment disputes, including single-plaintiff discrimination claims, wage-and-hour collective actions, and claims concerning employee restrictive covenants such as non-competition, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements.
Kira provides counsel to local, national, and international employers regarding all aspects of the employment relationship. She drafts key employment documents such as employee handbooks, employment agreements, and employee policies and procedures. Kira advises clients on sensitive terminations, including on mass layoffs and reductions in force, and provides counsel both on wage-and-hour issues and hiring practices for domestic and international workers.
In addition to her labor and employment practice, Kira also litigates complex commercial disputes. She has experience in motions practice and pre-trial litigation in both state and federal court and regularly litigates claims on behalf of clients in industries such as healthcare, transportation, technology, and telecommunications infrastructure.
Prior to joining the firm, Kira served as a summer associate at the firm's Pittsburgh office. While in law school, Kira was a student advocate for the Penn State Law Civil Rights Appellate Clinic, where she drafted a petition for certiorari before the U.S. Supreme Court, drafted appellate briefs for cases before both the Third and Fourth Circuit Courts of Appeals, and presented oral argument before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals on a case that resulted in a favorable precedential opinion. Kira also served as a judicial intern for both Judge Kim R. Gibson of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and Judge Pamela Ruest, President Judge of the Centre County Court of Common Pleas.
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