Kristine Kwong, ‘92, is a sought-after trainer and has presented numerous training programs throughout the country. In her professional career, Kwong has trained more than 1,000 government agencies and college districts, assisting them in maintaining compliance and staying current with the difficulties of handling ever-changing legal concerns. She played a primary role in drafting numerous handbooks, policy manuals, codes of conduct, and trade secret agreements for various organizations.
Kwong has litigated matters in both federal and state courts throughout the State of California in issues such as labor, student issues, and operational compliance. She represented clients within the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Office of Administrative Hearings, the Public Employment Relations Board and the National Labor Relations Board.
As a McGeorge alumna, Kwong gives back to the community by serving on McGeorge’s Diversity Alumni Board. Additional community connections include her positions as a board member in the Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra, a member in the California Chamber of Commerce Legal Reform Committee, and a commissioner in the Community Services Commission of City of South Pasadena. Notably, in 2022, Kwong was elected to the Board of Trustees for the Pasadena Area Community College District; a position that represents the cities of San Marino, South Pasadena, and Temple City.
Upon graduating from McGeorge School of Law, Kwong clerked for the Honorable Morio L. Fukuto, of the California Court of Appeal, Second District.
Fairly soon after, her work ethic and talents were recognized and awarded as she received the distinction of Southern California Super Lawyer “Rising Star” in 2005, 2006, and 2007 from both Los Angeles Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine, which is only given to 2.5 percent of attorneys in the region.
Recently in 2023, she received recognition as a minority leader of influence in the Los Angeles Business Journal.
Kwong is currently a partner at Musick, Peeler & Garrett LLP in the firm’s Los Angeles office.
Throughout 2024, the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law will celebrate members of its vast alumni network in honor of the school’s 100-year anniversary. This post is the first in a series highlighting 100 exceptional McGeorge School of Law alumni.
Stay tuned for more blog posts as we celebrate the law school’s centennial anniversary.