Whether it’s a phone call at 8:00pm on a Friday, or a Sunday morning email — my clients know I’m available and will respond. At Hirschfeld Kraemer, we pride ourselves on that responsiveness, and I’m happy to be a part of a team of excellent attorneys who know the importance of client service.

Kaitlyn Schwendeman is an associate in the firm’s San Francisco office. She counsels clients on all aspects of litigation, labor and employment law, Title II and III and Section 504 of the ADA, and represents clients in formal and informal dispute resolution. She has extensive experience representing public sector clients and representing employers throughout all phases of the collective bargaining process.

Before joining Hirschfeld Kraemer, Kaitlyn practiced labor and employment law at a general practice firm in New York, and clerked for New York State Supreme Court Justice Melvin Schweitzer.

In her spare time, Kaitlyn enjoys reading and hiking in the North Bay with her husband and her Australian shepherd.

Top 10 Employment Law Developments of 2018: #8 – Equal Pay Redefined,” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP Blog), December 14, 2018

Are You Sitting Down For This? Walmart Settles Suitable Seating Claim for $65 Million,” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP Blog), October 19, 2018

U.S. Supreme Court Overturns Public Sector “Agency Fees” Rule, Overruling 40-Year Precedent,” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP Blog), June 28, 2018



J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 2015; Associate Editor, Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal

B.A., University of Hartford, West Hartford, Connecticut, 2010, summa cum laude

Judicial Clerkship

New York State Supreme Court, Hon. Melvin Schweitzer



New York

U.S. District Court, Northern District of California