Kenneth M. Wentz III is a Shareholder and Litigation Manager in the Omaha office of Jackson Lewis P.C. and concentrates exclusively on the representation of management in litigation and the resolution of employment disputes. Mr. Wentz is a former President of the State Bar of California Young Lawyers Division, which has over 40,000 members. Mr. Wentz serves as an advocate for employers in federal and state courts throughout the Midwest and California, prevailing on numerous motions to dismiss and obtaining summary judgments to gain victory and avoid the expense of trial where possible. Mr. Wentz also represents employers in alternative dispute resolution and on appeal. In addition, Mr. Wentz aggressively defends companies against class action lawsuits, which has led to favorable settlements in California and Iowa, and the defeat of class certification in a complex ERISA action. Mr. Wentz defends OSHA claims and charges of discrimination before state and federal administrative agencies.
In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Wentz counsels and advocates for employers on a range of employment issues, such as drafting and enforcing non-competition, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements, compliance with state and federal employment laws, OFCCP compliance, and responding to civil subpoenas and investigative demands.
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Across the Bar XXI.5 (2004) [Co-Author]