As a Senior Associate of Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Austin office, Kavita focuses her practice on labor and employment law, both within the federal sector and within tech sector. Kavita has extensive experience mediating and litigating cases at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), as well as in both state courts. She also has experience negotiating settlement agreements and exit packages on behalf of employees transitioning from their former employers. Throughout her legal career, Kavita has tried countless cases before both judge and jury (both criminal and civil), taken depositions, and both written and argued many successful summary judgment motions. She has played a role in every aspect of an employment case, representing the government by defending against claims of adverse action, acted an Administrative Law Judge and independent arbiter of the truth, and as advocate for the employee. It is as an advocate for the employee, standing up for their rights, that she is most passionate.
Prior to joining Tully Rinckey PLLC, Kavita practiced as an employment attorney with Texas’ Health and Human Services Commission. In this position, she advised managers on best employer practices and served as employment counsel for five different state-operated healthcare facilities throughout Texas. Before that, Kavita worked as a regulatory attorney in juvenile justice and spent seven years as a criminal defense attorney in Maryland.
Originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, Kavita is a graduate of Boston University, where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in economics and international relations. She was a student leader, elected as a senator of the Student Governing Body. Kavita received her juris doctor from Tulane University Law School, where she was a managing editor of the Environmental Law Journal and elected judge of the Honor Board.
Kavita has lived around the world and is now happily settled in Austin, Texas with her family. She is a Commissioner of the City of Austin’s Municipal Services Commission and an active member of her children’s PTAs and Girl Scout troop.