Mike Kun defends employers in high-stakes wage and hour, breach of contract, discrimination, and harassment cases. He has litigated more than 160 wage and hour class and collective actions in California, New York, Georgia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Clients credit Mike’s ability to identify issues early. He develops creative strategies to dispose of claims and drastically reduce their litigation exposure—and he does it efficiently to help them save money. By focusing on the unique issues in each case, he regularly defeats class certification motions or obtains dismissal of proposed class claims.
Mike’s creative approach is highly effective when defending employers in class and collective actions, as well as in single-plaintiff cases. He’s taken more than a dozen single- or multi-plaintiff cases to trial, defending claims of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, breach of contract, and defamation. He draws on his litigation experience to help his clients avoid costly mistakes in their pay practices, employment agreements, arbitration agreements, and restrictive covenants.
Mike is co-chair of Epstein Becker Green’s Wage and Hour practice group, co-creator of the firm’s Wage & Hour Guide for Employers app, and co-editor of, and a contributing writer to, the firm’s Wage and Hour Defense Blog.
Outside of his legal practice, Mike has published 10 books. His novel You Poor Monster was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. His novel The Locklear Letters was adapted for a movie entitled “Eat Wheaties!” that will be released in 2021. He also co-authored We Are Still Tornadoes, which was adapted into a play and is being developed for a television series.