Michael G. Kane has extensive experience in many areas of employment law, from employment contracts to disability discrimination to wage and hour class actions and more. He is a seasoned litigator and is active in the District of Columbia Bar and the American Bar Association, holding leadership positions in the National Employment Lawyers Association (New Jersey) and The Chet Levitt Fund for Employment Law. In November 2019 he was inducted as a Fellow to the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

Practice Areas

  • Age Discrimination
  • Employment Contracts
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Civil Service
  • Covenants Not To Compete
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Employee Discipline
  • Employee Drug Testing
  • Employee Privacy
  • Employee Rights
  • Employer Liability
  • Employment Arbitration
  • Employment Discrimination
  • WARN Act
  • Whistleblower Litigation
  • Uniformed Services Employmentand Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
  • Employment Mediation
  • Employment Law
  • Employment Litigation
  • Executive Employment Law
  • Executive Severance Contracts
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Fair Labor Standards
  • Fair Employment Practices
  • Federal Employment Law
  • National Origin Discrimination
  • Noncompete Litigation
  • Noncompetition and Non-Solicitation
  • Public Sector Employment Law
  • Reductions in Force
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Retaliatory Discharge
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wage and Hour Class Actions


  • New York and District of Columbia, 1992
  • Virginia, 1993
  • Maryland, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2001
  • New Jersey and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2005

Law School

  • JD: Fordham University


  • American Bar Association (Member, Sections on: Litigation; Labor and Employment)
  • NELA/NJ (Vice President, 2008—; Board Member, 2006—)
  • Chet Levitt Employment Law Fund (Co-Chair, 1997—)


  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Marcel Livaudais, Jr., U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, 1991-1992
  • Staff Member, Fordham International Law Journal, 1989-1990

Reported Cases

  • Jones v. Bernanke, 557 F.3d 670 (D.C. Cir. 2009)
  • Whitbeck v. Vital Signs, Inc., 116 F.3d 588 (D.C.Cir. 1997)