Kirill Penteshin is co-teaching Workers’ Rights Clinic during the Spring 2014 semester. He holds a B.A. summa cum laude from the University of Maryland and a J.D. from Yale Law School. He was an Arthur Liman Public Interest Fellow from 2009-2010.
Penteshin serves as the staff attorney for UNITE HERE Local 11. His responsibilities include representing the union in grievance and arbitration proceedings, filing unfair labor practice charges and representing the union before the National Labor Relations Board, planning and coordinating legal strategy in support of organizing campaigns, and providing legal supervision for union actions.
In 2011, Penteshin created a volunteer clinical program, the Labor and Economic Justice Clinic, which is currently part of El Centro Legal at UCLA School of Law. The clinic provides law students with the opportunity to gain experience in the labor and employment fields through the completion of significant legal projects that involve fieldwork and legal research and writing. Over the past three years, Penteshin has supervised over 15 legal externs and over 20 legal volunteers.