Rebecca is a strong advocate for her clients and has successfully brought numerous summary judgment motions and other dispositive motions on behalf of Fortune 100 companies, and defended them on appeal.

Rebecca has extensive experience in all aspects of civil defense litigation and appellate work, with an emphasis on employment matters. She has defended employers in wage and hour class actions, and claims involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination in state and federal court as well as in arbitration. She has also litigated actions brought under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and practiced in the area of employee benefits and executive compensation. In addition to litigation, Ms. Kimura also provides advice and counsel to clients in all areas of employment matters.

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  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Executive Committee Member of the Litigation Section
  • National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms, Sponsorship Committee Member
  • National Employment Law Council, Member
  • Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York, Member
  • Connecticut Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Member

  • Negotiated a favorable settlement on behalf of a national company in a mass arbitration campaign brought by former workers, seeking liquidated damages for alleged wage and hour violations
  • Successfully represented plan administrator in benefits litigation under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), resulting in a published opinion, Alvis v. AT&T Integrated Disability Service Center, 377 Fed.Appx. 673 (9th Cir. 2010)

Class Action:

  • Goodman v Burlington Coat Factory, 11-cv-4395 (D.N.J.) (wage and hour class action concerning alleged misclassification of assistant store managers)
  • Pustilnik v Premier Home Health Care Services, No. 155081/2016 (N.Y. Cnty Sup. Ct) (wage and hour class action concerning 24-hour shifts and other wages)
  • Ivy v. Jiffy Lube International, No. RG9459032 (Alameda Super. Ct.) (wage and hour class action alleging misclassification of store managers). Class certification denied, and affirmed on appeal, Ivy v. Jiffy Lube International, 2012 WL 3800761 . (Cal. Ct. App., Sept. 4, 2012)
  • Henderson v. Equilon Enterprises (Shell Oil), No. MSC10-2259 (Contra Costa Sup. Ct.) (wage and hour class action alleging misclassification by joint employer).  Summary Judgment granted to Shell Oil, and affirmed on appeal, Henderson v. Equilon Enterprises, 40 Cal.App.5th 1111, 1114 (2019)
  • Saliani v. Bay Area Toll Authority, et al., No. CGC-14-540384 (San Francisco Super. Ct.) (class action alleging due process and statutory violations regarding collection of tolls and penalties)