Kyle A. Wende

Kyle Wende is an associate attorney for Radoslovich Shapiro, PC Attorneys. Kyle’s practice is primarily litigation. He handles disputes in a variety of legal fields, including employment, business contracts, business and financial torts, and intellectual property. Kyle is also experienced with alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods, and often uses mediation and arbitration to more efficiently resolve disputes for his clients.

Before joining Radoslovich Shapiro, Kyle represented public employee unions at the largest union-side labor and employment law firm in northern California. He acted as general counsel to numerous public sector unions and litigated all manner of labor and employment disputes in the administrative forum. While still in law school, Kyle served two externship terms at the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, investigating employment discrimination claims and assisting with settlement of the agency’s largest-ever class action lawsuit against a multinational corporation. Kyle now uses these experiences to advise employers on maintaining compliance with California’s labyrinth of employment regulations.

Representative Matters

Successfully persuaded the Third District Court of Appeal to review a novel question of law, regarding interpretation of the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (“PAGA”).

Advised a client business through successfully “curing” employment law violations to prevent a lawsuit for PAGA penalties.

Settled a class action over strict-liability statutory violations at mediation, for less than half of the client company’s anticipated penalties.

As counsel for a small union, prosecuted unfair labor practice charges against the county employer, ultimately negotiating settlement for a large cash payment to union members (rare in labor disputes).

As counsel for union members accused of employee misconduct, negotiated dozens of discipline settlements to save clients’ jobs.

Education

Kyle received his Juris Doctor from the University of California, Davis. He graduated in 2012, with a pro bono service certificate and appointment to the Order of Barristers for trial advocacy honors. Kyle earned his Bachelor of Arts in economics from Boston University, where he exhausted the program’s curriculum and moved on to graduate-level studies in financial systems, industrial organization, and developing-world economies.