Kelly Bunting

Attorney, Greenberg Traurig

Kelly Bunting is a litigator, counselor, trainer and nationally recognized labor and employment attorney who was recently named 2023 Lawyer of the Year for Employment Law, Management, in Philadelphia by The Best Lawyers in America and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2019. She has also been recognized numerous times by The Legal 500 United States and Who’s Who in Labour & Employment Law. She defends employers in wage and hour class actions, employee claims of pregnancy, race, gender, religious and disability discrimination, as well as whistleblower claims, harassment and retaliation and FMLA interference. She currently is a partner in the Philadelphia office of Greenberg Traurig, where she is co-chair of the firm’s Workplace Compliance & Counseling Group. She has provided training all over the country, and regularly counsels clients on artificial intelligence in HR regulations, non-competes and non-solicits, disciplining and termination of employees, PTO and leave issues, global workplace policies and employment issues in M&A transactions.



Based out of: Pennsylvania


Kelly Bunting, Co-Chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice’s Workplace Compliance & Counseling Group, has considerable experience defending class and collective wage and hour litigation and misclassification claims, having defended employers in Title III ADA access litigation and litigation alleging race, sex, pregnancy, age, disability discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. She is deeply experienced in all virtually aspects of employment litigation, including wage and hour, labor, Title VII, harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, non-competition and non-solicitation, trade secrets, SOX and Dodd Frank whistleblower claims, CEPA, ADEA, FMLA, NJLAD, and failure to accommodate issues. She has identified and managed employment issues in M&A deals and appeared before the EEOC, NLRB, and DOL in many states, as well as state agencies in DE, NY, NJ and PA. Kelly has represented many clients in mediation and settlement negotiations, and created HR and compliance training modules. She is regularly sought after as a workforce trainer for issues related to harassment and discrimination, FCPA compliance, good management techniques, and union awareness.

Kelly focuses much of her practice on international L&E issues, including employment/secondment contracts, data privacy, and global anti-corruption compliance. She advises clients on national and international handbook policies, procedures, and strategic HR issues, and provides day-to-day counsel in hiring, employee relations, employee discipline, and termination. She also conducts and advises on internal investigations.


  • Labor and employment litigation

  • International labor and employment law

  • Employment/HR counseling

  • Compliance/HR training

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI), AI in the Workplace