Kylie Crawford TenBrook Biography
Kylie is a Partner with Pierce Coleman PLLC. Kylie focuses her practice on handling a variety of matters in defense of employers and municipalities including in the areas of wage and hour, medical leave, harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, and retaliation. Kylie has represented employers before various government agencies charged with investigating and prosecuting employment claims, such as the EEOC, U.S. Department of Labor, the Arizona Industrial Commission, the Arizona Department of Economic Security, and the Civil Rights Division of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, as well as in courts of various jurisdiction.
Kylie has particular experience in the hospitality industry. Prior to joining the firm, Kylie served as in-house counsel for an international hotel chain. In that role, Kylie advised the corporation and associated hotels on a variety of employment-related issues, throughout the United States and internationally, including wage and hour, overtime, discrimination, medical and veteran leave, performance management, and separation issues. Kylie also oversaw all aspects of litigation for the corporation, including in employment, personal injury, breach of contract, bankruptcy, consumer deception, and trademark matters. Kylie’s in-house experience has given her a unique understanding of the business considerations implicated in employment decisions and how those considerations must be weighed in making those decisions.
Before working in-house, Kylie exclusively practiced management-side labor and employment law in private practice with a national law firm.
Kylie has conducted many presentations for both Arizona and national audiences on a wide-ranging number of employment-related topics. Most recently, Kylie served as a presenter at the Hospitality Lawyer Conference and at the 2013-2015 Best Western International Annual Conventions. Kylie has contributed numerous articles to the Arizona Employment Law Letter over the last ten years.
Kylie graduated magna cum laude from Eastern Michigan University. She received her J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of Toledo, College of Law. After law school, Kylie clerked for the Honorable Joseph J. Farnan in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware.
In her spare time, Kylie works with the Florence Immigration and Refugee Rights Project, providing pro bono services to individuals seeking asylum in the United States on the basis of torture or political persecution. As a result of her work, Kylie was named 2014 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year by the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education.