Diane Kong

Of Counsel

Lafayette & Kumagai LLP
1300 Clay Street, Ste. 810
Oakland, CA 94612

Email : dkong@lkclaw.com
Tel : (415) 357-4600
Fax : (415) 357-4605

Diane Kong

Diane Kong received her B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and her Juris Doctorate from the University of San Francisco School of Law. She was a clerk for the Office of the U.S. Attorney, Northern District of California. Upon graduation, Ms. Kong joined Arnelle, Hastie, McGee, Willis & Greene in San Francisco as an associate, serving as litigation team leader and California counsel on consumer warranty matters for Ford Motor Company. Prior to joining Lafayette & Kumagai LLP, she was a senior associate in the labor and employment department at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton in San Francisco.

Ms. Kong has litigated cases through mediation, arbitration and trial in both state and federal courts with an emphasis on defending manufacturers in product liability matters, defending private sector employers against charges of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination and defending business establishments against charges of discrimination in violation of state and federal civil rights statutes.

Among her accomplishments, Ms. Kong has successfully represented Denny’s, Inc. against charges of discrimination. Ms. Kong has been recognized in the Northern California Super Lawyers list for 2014 – 2019.

Ms. Kong is admitted to practice before all courts of the State of California, the United States District Court, Northern, Eastern and Central Districts and the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Published Opinions:

Harrison v. Denny’s Restaurant, Inc., 1997 WL 227963 (N.D. Cal.)