It’s especially rewarding to help clients resolve workplace issues and navigate the ever-changing employment laws. I have enjoyed developing relationships with clients over the years as we partner with them to craft appropriate solutions. It is satisfying to come to work each day and offer advice, feedback and training to assist clients with resolving or avoiding disputes and challenges altogether.
Kristin L. Oliveira is Of Counsel in the firm’s San Francisco office. Her practice focuses on higher education and employment advice and counsel, wrongful termination, harassment and discrimination matters, wage and hour litigation, and internal workplace investigations. She advises post-secondary private and public institutions on a variety of legal and non-legal matters, including employee and faculty concerns, student affairs, accreditation, Title IX, and regulatory compliance. Kristin is a trauma-informed Title IX investigator. She drafts and updates handbooks, policies and guidelines in compliance with federal and state laws and the best practices in human resources.

Kristin has nearly 20 years’ experience litigating employment cases in federal and state courts. She has a long history of achieving favorable results for clients on, among other things, discrimination complaints pending with the EEOC and state equal employment opportunity agencies, as well as wage and hour complaints filed with the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. Prior to joining Hirschfeld Kraemer, she represented Fortune 100 companies in employment matters at a well-respected San Francisco firm.

Kristin spends nearly all her spare time keeping up with her one-year-old son. When she has a free moment, she enjoys engaging in pro bono work, as well as traveling, hiking, and photography.

Pro bono counsel, KIND (Kids In Need of Defense)

San Francisco Suicide Prevention & Crisis Agency, Board Member

Bar Association of San Francisco, Pro Bono Legal Services

Queens Bench, San Francisco

Kristin Oliveira Discusses Hiring Policies at Meeting of National Business Institute

He Said That on Facebook? Creating Effective Policies That Govern Social Media and Internet Use

Kristin Oliveira Addresses European-Style Works Councils in American Factories in Bloomberg’s BNA Daily Labor Report

Genetic Information and Your Workplace Wellness Programs by Kristin Oliveira

California Adopts Social Media Password Protection Bill

The California Legislature Expands Accommodations In The Workplace To Religious Dress And Grooming Practices

Keeping Facebook Private


Washington University, J.D. 1999

Northeastern University, B.S. 1996


Judicial extern at the United States District Court in Illinois



U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern and Central Districts of California