Kevin Mulvehill

Kevin J. Mulvehill

Partner; Office Leader
Rochester; Buffalo; New York City
(585) 238-2095
(716) 847-8400 ext. 2095
kmulvehill@phillipslytle.com
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Mr. Mulvehill’s practice is business-oriented and broad-based. He focuses his practice in the areas of labor and employment law and litigation; wage and hour law and litigation; class and collective actions; commercial litigation; and corporate law. He provides counsel and strongly advocates on behalf of clients, including executives and public- and private-sector entities such as universities, hospitals, manufacturers, law firms, accounting firms, retail companies, cannabis companies, sports organizations, auto dealerships, hospitality companies, not-for-profits, municipalities and business processing outsourcing companies.

Mr. Mulvehill’s broad practice includes assisting clients with compliance with labor and employment law; compliance with wage and hour law; employment and consulting agreements; employment hiring; discipline and terminations; reductions in force; employee leave and accommodation issues; employee personnel policies and practices; non-compete agreements and other restrictive covenants; unfair competition; severance agreements; employment discrimination; labor arbitrations; unfair labor practices; collective bargaining; workplace and governmental investigations; employee and executive training; corporate governance; entity formations; mergers and acquisitions; shareholder disputes; general commercial contracts; and legal compliance programs.

Additionally, Mr. Mulvehill regularly represents clients as lead counsel in hearings, trials, appeals and arbitrations in state and federal courts, administrative bodies and arbitration forums in New York and throughout the United States.

Mr. Mulvehill is also a frequent lecturer on labor and employment and other business-related topics.

Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, All Districts of New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Honors & Awards

  • Rochester Business Journal, Power 100 List, 2021
  • Named Upstate New York Super Lawyers® Rising Star, 2014-2020
  • Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc., 2013 Pro Bono Award for work on the Immigration Project
  • Up & Coming Attorney, The Daily Record, 2011
  • Honoree of the New York State Bar Association Empire State Counsel® Program for Pro Bono Work, 2010-2012, 2014
  • The Edith & David Goldstein Award for Debtor-Creditor and Bankruptcy Law

Education

  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., 2006
  • Université Robert Schuman, Strasbourg School of Law, France, Comparative Law, 2005
  • Cornell University, B.S., Industrial and Labor Relations, 2003

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
    • Labor and Employment Law Section
    • Litigation Section
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Labor and Employment Law Section
    • Trial Lawyers Section
  • Rochester Business Alliance
  • Society for Human Resource Management

Present Activities

  • Cornell Club of Rochester
  • Michael J. Wilson Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Rochester Rotary Club

Past Activities

  • Rochester Hearing & Speech Center, Board of Directors
  • Buffalo Office of United States Senator Charles E. Schumer, Legal Intern
  • New York State Division of Human Rights, Legal Intern
  • Legal Aid Society of Rochester, NY, Legal Intern
  • Buffalo City Court, Judicial Clerk
  • Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court, Board Member