Ki Lin Tay

Senior Associate

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Ki Lin Tay

Ki Lin Tay is a Senior Associate Attorney at Bradley & Gmelich LLP. Ms. Tay focuses her practice on representing employers and providing strategic advice and counsel in all aspects of employment law and workplace matters, including employment law compliance, employment litigation, workplace investigations, internal audits, wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, harassment, misclassification, wage and hour, and general contract law matters.

As a qualified attorney in both the United States and Canada, Ms. Tay’s experience representing and defending employers in her legal practice is broad and international in scope. Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Tay served as Head of Legal and in-house company Counsel for a national human resources compliance company, arming her with a unique understanding of the dynamics from both sides of the table. Ms. Tay specializes in working proactively with employers to develop business and legal strategies that mitigate the risk of employment disputes and maintain compliance with the complex and dynamic landscape of employment laws. She regularly provides employers with the mechanisms needed to reduce liability and exposure, including employment and business contracts, employment law counseling, workplace training programs, company policy and handbooks, and all other employment-related documents used to manage legal risk.

Ms. Tay is widely published in law journals, newspaper editorials, and legal texts, and is a featured speaker at seminars and conferences, in both the United States and Canada.

Practice Areas

  • Employment Law – Employer Defense
  • Employment Law – Legal Counsel and Advice
  • Contracts
  • Workplace Investigations and Internal Audits
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Wage and Hour Compliance
  • Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation
  • Leaves of Absence and Accommodation
  • Employment Agreements and Executive Compensation Models
  • Employee Discipline and Performance Management
  • Human Resources Compliance – Legal Counsel and Advice
  • Employee Handbooks and Personnel Policies
  • Training – Employer and Employee

Speaking Engagements

Ms. Tay is a featured speaker at seminars, conferences, and in the media, both in the United States and Canada, including the California Association of Licensed Security Agencies, Guards & Associates (CALSAGA) Annual Conference, Global News, and News Talk 1010.


  • Bachelor of Arts with Honors (B.A. Hons.), cum laude, with Dean’s List distinction, York University
  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.), University of Windsor, Faculty of Law, ranked Top 7% of graduating class

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of California, USA
  • Provincial Bar of Ontario, Canada


  • State of California, All Courts
  • U.S. District Courts for the Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • Province of Ontario, All Courts
  • Court of Appeals for Ontario


  • Boxing
  • Travel and culture abroad
  • Hiking with (wrangling) her French Bulldog puppy