As Corporate Counsel & VP of Human Resources for HiHealthCare, Kalani brings years of litigation, business, and compliance experience to the team.
Having advised a number of healthcare clients and providers on insurance, contract, and other compliance issues, Mr. Morse
is well-positioned to help HiHealthcare
with its operational and compliance obligations.
In addition, Mr. Morse
has focused on developing an expertise in advising and helping employers comply with the complex statutory and regulatory requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), speaking regularly on the issue in professional development and educational seminars.
An experienced corporate defense attorney, Mr. Morse has advised and defended organizations large and small: litigating civil actions in state and federal courts, defending wrongful termination, harassment, reasonable accommodation, breach of contract, and other employment and litigation claims.
has also defended and advised employers facing administrative charges, wage and hour audits, labor elections, union grievances and arbitrations, unfair labor practice charges, and administrative and judicial appeals.
In addition to his legal work for The Hawaii Group, Kalani leads The Hawaii Group's Human Resources team, drawing on his years of experience training and advising employers on personnel issues and structuring and implementing lawful employment policies to ensure effective and compliant workforce management.
regularly speaks at labor and employment law and HR-related seminars, providing in-depth training on discrimination and harassment, employee privacy, health care reform and compliance, drug policies, wage and hour compliance, internal investigations, and disability and leave laws.
is admitted to practice law in all state and federal courts in Hawai`i and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
He received his BA from BYU and then worked as a project manager for IBM in California.
He then earned his JD/MBA from BYU where he was repeatedly distinguished as a BYU Academic Merit Scholar and a Native Hawaiian Leadership Project Scholar.
During law school, Mr. Morse served as a founder and Editor-in-Chief of the BYU International Law & Management Review and Director for the Moot Court Board of Advocates.
Born and raised in Hawaii, Kalani enjoys spending time with his children and in the ocean, preferably at the same time.