Lani Narikiyo


Lani Narikiyo joined Watanabe Ing in 1990. She is a partner in the Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Group, and represents management in a wide range of labor and employment matters.

Her practice includes cases before agencies such as the Hawai‘i Civil Rights Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and Department of Labor, as well as in mediation and court, and involves claims ranging from discrimination, harassment and retaliation to wrongful discharge and whistle-blower violations.

She is experienced in collective bargaining negotiations (serving both as strategic counsel and chief spokesperson), and represents employers in labor arbitrations and unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board.

Ms. Narikiyo also routinely advises on everyday workplace issues such as discipline and termination, reasonable accommodation, FMLA, wage and hour, personnel policies, and labor contract administration. To further assist with legal compliance and navigating potential risk, she also provides employers with training on various employment laws.

  • William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaiʻi, J.D. 1988
  • Pomona College, B.A. in Economics, 1985
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