Kenneth Gage is a partner of Paul Hastings LLP, Chair of the Workplace Retaliation and Whistleblower Defense practice, and a leader in the Firm’s Federal Contractor Compliance practice. He is based in the firm’s New York and Chicago offices. The Legal 500 lists him in tier one in the categories of Labor and Employment Litigation and Workplace and Employment Counseling, he is rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell®, and he is a Fellow of the American College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Mr. Gage represents employers in a wide range of federal and state employment litigation matters, from investigations, audits and pre-litigation counseling, through trials and appeals of litigated matters. His litigation experience includes defendants’ verdicts in several jury trials involving race, age, sex, and disability discrimination claims, retaliation claims, and state common law claims, as well as numerous summary judgment rulings and injunction proceedings in restrictive covenant litigation matters. Mr. Gage regularly advises federal contractors on their obligations under Executive Order 11246 and related laws and regulations, and he has extensive experience conducting privileged reviews of employment processes and advising employers on pay equity studies and related risk mitigation strategies.