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525 B Street, Suite 2200
San Diego, California 92101
Direct Phone: 619.525.3876
Direct Fax: 619.398.0176
marie.kenny@procopio.com
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Marie Burke Kenny

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Practice Areas
Labor and Employment
Admissions
California
Marie represents employers in federal and state court litigation involving wage and hour, wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation and unfair competition claims. She also represents employers in mediation, arbitration and state and federal agency proceedings. Marie has extensive experience counseling employers regarding all aspects of the employment relationship and works with employers to develop strategies to prevent employment claims and create effective defenses to litigation. She counsels employers regarding performance management, termination, contracts, workplace investigations, medical issues, leaves of absence and employment policies and practices. Marie is also an adjunct professor of employment law for San Diego State University's Human Resources Certification Program.
Education
  • JD, University of San Diego School of Law, cum laude, 1995
  • BS (Legal Studies), John Jay College of Criminal Justice, summa cum laude, 1991
Distinctions
  • The Daily Journal Top Women Lawyers – 2015
  • San Diego Business Journal “Women Who Mean Business” Award Finalist – 2004
  • San Diego Metropolitan Magazine “40 under 40” – 2009
  • San Diego Super Lawyers® – 2013-2015 (Employment & Labor)
  • YWCA Tribute to Women & Industry Award – 2011
Community Involvement
  • American Bar Association – Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Mother Attorney Mentoring Association of San Diego – Board of Directors
  • National Conflict Resolution Center – Board of Directors (2002-2006)
  • San Diego County Bar Association – Labor and Employment Law Section
  • The State Bar of California – Labor and Employment Law Section

Recent News Coverage

Recent Publications Recent Seminars
  • Co-presenter. "Paid Sick Leave Redux: Compliance Issues for July 1, 2015 and Beyond," Procopio Labor and Employment Breakfast Bytes, San Diego, CA, May 21, 2015.
  • “2015 North Coast Law Day,” San Diego SHRM, Oceanside, CA, March 19, 2015.
  • Co-presenter. “Handling Paid Sick Leave and Vacation Issues in California,” Procopio Labor and Employment Breakfast Bytes, February 19, 2015.
  • “Wage and Hour Update for California Employers,” Procopio Labor and Employment Seminar, La Jolla, CA, November 17, 2014.
  • “What You Need to Know About PAGA Claims,” San Diego County Bar Association, San Diego, CA, December 10, 2013.
  • "Preventing Wage and Hour Liability in California,” Association of Corporate Counsel, San Diego, CA, November 20, 2013.
  • “Bullying and Other Bad Behavior in the Workplace,” Procopio Labor and Employment Seminar, La Jolla, CA, October 29, 2013.
  • “Panel Discussion: Private Attorney General Act,” JAMS San Diego Resolution Center, San Diego, CA, June 18, 2013.
  • “Unveiling the Complexities of California Wage and Hour Compliance,” Procopio Labor and Employment Seminar, La Jolla, CA, October 30, 2012.
  • “Answers to Your Key Employment Law Questions,” Procopio’s Employment Law Breakfast Bytes, Del Mar Heights, CA, July 24, 2012.
  • “Answers to Your Key Employment Law Questions,” Procopio’s Employment Law Breakfast Bytes, San Diego, CA, July 17, 2012.
  • “IP & Employment Matters - Common, Costly Mistakes for Start-up Entrepreneurs to Avoid,” Procopio and SV Forum, Palo Alto, CA, May 22, 2012.
Marie regularly conducts workplace trainings for employers and speaks publicly on a wide variety of employment law issues. She has lectured or made presentations to the following organizations:
  • State Bar of California Labor & Employment Section
  • San Diego Employer Advisory Council
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section
  • Employer Resources Institute
  • California Continuing Education of the Bar
  • International Public Management Association for Human Resources
  • Association of Legal Administrators
  • North County Personnel Association
  • Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce
  • Lorman Education Services
  • The Council on Education Management
  • Orange County Employer Advisory Council
  • Construction Management Association of America
  • Riverside/Temecula Employer Advisory Council
  • American Subcontractors Association