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Of Counsel

Kirsten Barranti

Phone: 925-474-0040

Kirsten Barranti has over 20 years experience working with clients in all aspects of employment and labor law. She has extensive proficiency in working proactively with clients before litigation. Her experience involves a vast range of employment and workforce issues: wage and hour, meal and rest breaks, employee misclassification and independent contractor status, compensation and commission, theft of trade secrets, founder disputes, compliance with disability and medical leave laws (including reasonable accommodations), discrimination and harassment (sex, race, age, religion, disability and medical condition), wrongful termination, employee discipline, employee privacy, layoffs, reductions in force, & severance, contract claims, and employment related torts such as defamation, negligence, emotional distress, fraud and misrepresentation.

Ms. Barranti regularly provides proactive advice and counsel to clients on complex employment and wage and hour questions in California to avoid litigation. She has subject matter expertise on human resource matters including ensuring HR policies/procedures and employee handbooks are compliant with current law. Ms. Barranti frequently speaks at continuing education events, chamber events, and business meetings throughout the Bay Area on a variety of employment topics, including training on employment best practices

Bar Admissions

  • California 2001


  • John F. Kennedy University School of Law, JD 2000
  • Penn State University, BSN 1990
  • Western PA Hospital School of Nursing, RN Diploma 1982

Professional and Community Affiliations (past & present):

  • United States Air Force, Capt. Desert Storm
  • Alameda County Bar Association
  • Congress of Neutrals (non-profit mediation group) Past Member Board Directors
  • Hope Hospice: Past Member of Board of Directors/Officer
  • Stanford/Valley Care Charitable Foundation: Past Member Board of Directors/Officers
  • Las Positas College Foundation: Current Board of Directors