Kayla Birns received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia University in 2002, graduating cum laude and with the departmental award for outstanding achievement in the study of Hebrew language and literature. Ms. Birns received her Juris Doctor degree from University of California Hastings College of the Law in 2007
Following Ms. Birns’ graduation from law school, she practiced at international law firms for three years, focusing on commercial litigation. She then worked for a decade at a California firm, focusing on employment litigation and advising employers on a range of issues, including workplace investigations. Ms. Birns has represented clients in an array of industries, including higher education institutions and health care institutions. She is a member of the State Bar of California and is fluent in Hebrew.