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Haynes and Boone Increases Recognition in California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Listings

ORANGE COUNTY / SILICON VALLEY – The 2014 Northern and Southern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars listings feature seven Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers, two more than last year. >>



Recent Publications

Do You Have California Employees? Action Required by January 1, 2015 to Comply with California’s New Paid Sick Leave Law

This term, the California Legislature enacted the Healthy Workplaces/Healthy Families Act of 2014 (AB 1522), which requires employers to provide paid sick leave at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked starting on July 1, 2015. >>

California Employers Face Expanded Obligation to Reimburse Employee Personal Cell Phone Use

A recent California Court of Appeal decision exposes employers to liability for failing to reimburse their employees for work-related personal cell phone use, but the lack of a bright line rule for determining the required reimbursement amount creates more questions than answers. >>

Diversity Highlights (2013)

The Attorney Diversity Committee (ADC) at Haynes and Boone, LLP is comprised of more than 60 attorneys, management and administrative team members that meets each month to advance our firm’s numerous diversity efforts. This document summarizes the efforts and accomplishments of 2013. >>



Kimberly A. Chase

Associate

Orange County


600 Anton Boulevard
Suite 700
Costa Mesa, California 92626
T +1 949.202.3058
F +1 949.202.3158

Areas of Practice

Education

  • J.D., University of California, Davis School of Law, 2007, UC Davis Law Review, Senior Notes & Comments Editor; Witkin Award for Academic Excellence
  • B.A., History and Study of Religion, University of California, Los Angeles, 2003, cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Nevada

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Judicial Clerkships

Judicial Extern to Judge Jan Pluim, Judge Edward Simpson, and Judge Joseph DeVanon in the Los Angeles County Superior Court
Kimberly A. Chase

Kimberly Chase is an associate in the Litigation/Trial Practice Group in the Orange County office of Haynes and Boone, LLP, where her practice focuses on complex commercial and business litigation, employment litigation, and trademark litigation.  Kimberly has litigated a variety of matters in state and federal courts throughout California and Nevada.  Among other things, she has handled contract and fraud claims, employment discrimination and wrongful termination cases, trademark and copyright infringement cases, corporate dissolution proceedings, and insurance coverage and bad faith matters.

Recent Publications

  • "Vexing the Vexatious: Using California’s Vexatious Litigant Statute to Obtain a Stay, Attorneys’ Fees, or a Dismissal," ABTL Report, Winter 2012

Professional Recognition

  • Recognized in Southern California Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition, 2013-2014, and selected for inclusion in Top Women Attorneys in Southern California. 

Memberships

  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • William P. Gray Legion Lex Inn of Court
  • Public Law Center’s Young Professionals Group, Co-Chair 
  • Orange County Diversity Task Force, Haynes and Boone representative
  • Orange County Bar Association’s Legislative Resolutions Committee
  • Public Law Center’s Volunteers for Justice Committee
  • Haynes and Boone’s Diversity Committee
  • Haynes and Boone’s Women Entry-Level Recruiting Subcommittee
  • Mentor, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Law School Mentoring Program

Online Publications

12/10/2014 - Do You Have California Employees? Action Required by January 1, 2015 to Comply with California’s New Paid Sick Leave Law
This term, the California Legislature enacted the Healthy Workplaces/Healthy Families Act of 2014 (AB 1522), which requires employers to provide paid sick leave at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked starting on July 1, 2015.

09/11/2014 - California Employers Face Expanded Obligation to Reimburse Employee Personal Cell Phone Use
A recent California Court of Appeal decision exposes employers to liability for failing to reimburse their employees for work-related personal cell phone use, but the lack of a bright line rule for determining the required reimbursement amount creates more questions than answers.