Kelsey A.Israel-Trummel


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Kelsey Israel-Trummel's practice focuses on representing employers in a variety of labor and employment matters, including wage and hour class actions, discrimination and wrongful termination matters, and disputes arising under the NLRA. She has represented clients in litigation in state and federal courts, as well as before the NLRB and EEOC and in arbitration. Her experience includes drafting dispositive motions, brief writing, and discovery management. In addition, she advises clients on compliance with various employment and labor laws.

Before joining the Labor & Employment Practice, Kelsey represented a variety of clients in commercial disputes at the trial and appellate levels, as well as in ICC arbitrations. She has contributed to articles on international arbitration and California noncompete laws.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Kelsey gained significant experience with legal research and writing in clerkships at the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals and the Eastern District of California.


McDonald's victorious at trial against state-wide California class action wage and hour PAGA claims
Jones Day prevailed in gutting the remaining part of a state-wide class and representative action under the California Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act filed against McDonald’s Corporation.

McDonald’s defeats attempt to expand class action
On February 15, 2017, Jones Day and client McDonald’s Corporation successfully blocked plaintiffs’ attempt to certify three new theories of liability in a statewide wage and hour class action.

McDonald's wins summary judgment, defeats class certification and PAGA claims in wage and hour class, joint employer action
Plaintiffs filed suit in 2014, seeking to represent more than 1,200 employees at eight McDonald’s restaurants owned by a McDonald’s franchisee in franchises in Oakland, California, against both the franchise owner and the franchisor, arguing that Jones Day client McDonald’s was liable as their joint employer on a variety of wage and hour claims, or that McDonald’s was alternatively liable for those claims under an aiding and abetting, negligence, actual agency, or ostensible agency theory.

McDonald’s defeats class certification and PAGA claims in statewide California class action wage and hour case
In a series of wins, Jones Day client McDonald’s Corporation defeated class action and PAGA claims brought against the company in a California-wide wage and hour lawsuit.

Arizona prison inmates successfully challenge adequacy of medical, mental health, dental care, and conditions in isolation in Arizona state prison system
Jones Day, working with the ACLU's National Prison Project and the Prison Law Office, has tentatively settled litigation brought on behalf of a certified class of Arizona inmates challenging the adequacy of medical, mental health, dental care, and conditions in isolation in the Arizona state prison system under the U.S. constitution.

Speaking Engagements

  • September 11, 2018
    Labor & Employment Law Update in the Wild, Wild (California) West
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