John L. Lin is of counsel at K2 Employment Law. John has more than 20 years of experience as a civil litigator, and has litigated extensively in the areas of employment, trade secret and general commercial litigation. John has handled claims of gender, race, age, and disability discrimination and wrongful termination claims on behalf of both employees and employers in state and federal courts.
John worked at one of the premier international law firms, Latham & Watkins, after beginning his career at McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen, LLP. While at McCutchen and at Latham, he received high-level training and experience in all aspects of civil litigation, from initial discovery through arguing substantive motions including demurrers and motions for summary judgment. Since Latham, John transferred his practice to boutique settings, successfully resolving litigation for his clients with his tenacity and thoroughness.
John is a highly skilled brief writer, and has drafted appellate briefs upholding lower court judgments, as well as numerous dispositive motions that have resolved cases in his clients’ favor without the need for trial.
Prior to joining K2 Employment Law, John also provided consultation to entity clients on workplace policy, professional liability and risk management issues, including independent investigations of workplace discrimination and harassment matters on behalf of entity clients.
John is a 1994 graduate of Duke University and a 1997 graduate of the UCLA School of Law.
John is admitted to practice in all California state courts, and the United States District Courts for the Central, Southern and Northern District of California.