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Kevin prides himself on deftly guiding his clients through litigation, disputes, and regulatory actions while also working closely with them to identify and minimize future risk exposure. Clients seeking Kevin's counsel hail from a broad spectrum of industries, including water and public infrastructure, real estate development, life sciences, financial services, casino gaming, and government.


Kevin works to best position clients for unavoidable litigation while zealously representing them through the life of the matter. He also focuses on advising clients on risk management and identifying proactive steps to avoid litigation in high legal exposure industries. He represents companies in matters involving civil fraud, director and officer liability, and government civil enforcement actions and related internal investigations; court-appointed receivers in federal enforcement matters; and C-Suite executives in contract disputes. Much of Kevin's recent risk management work involves advising private companies and government entities on privatization proposals, federal and state funding, and other risks inherent in the interaction between public entities and the private sector.


Kevin is on the roll of solicitors in Ireland, and is a licensed solicitor in England and Wales. He serves of the Board of the Irish American Business Chamber and Network, which promotes the development of economic relationships between the United States, Ireland and Northern Ireland, and recently concluded his second and final term as Chairman. Kevin also serves on the International Committee of the National Association of Federal Equity Receivers (NAFER).


Kevin is a member of Conrad O'Brien's three-person Executive Committee that manages and oversees the firm. He also oversees the analysis and negotiation of the firm's alternative fee agreements (AFAs).


Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D.

  • Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law

Boston College, B.A., cum laude


U.N. Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Magee College, University of Ulster, Derry, Northern Ireland


LaSalle College High School


The Honorable Louis C. Bechtle, Chief Judge Emeritus, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (2000–2001)


  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • Solicitor, Ireland (inactive)
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit 
  • Supreme Court of the United States

"Kevin Kent is a very strategic thinker. He's a very strong lawyer and advocate when making and presenting arguments to the various courts."

Chambers USA 2022

"Kevin is highly intelligent, very strategic and always practical."

Chambers USA 2021

"He's experienced, levelheaded and insightful."

Chambers USA 2021

Life Beyond the Office

Kevin enjoys running, surfing, and spending time with his wife Kara and their four children.

Honors & Affiliations

  • Selected as a Leading Lawyer, Chambers USA, The Client's Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Litigation: General Commercial (2021) (View methodology. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.)
  • Listed by Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyers, formerly known as Acritas Star™ Lawyers (2021-2022) (a database of approximately 14,000 client-nominated lawyers worldwide, nominated by a general or senior in-house counsel based on exemplary work and client service) (View methodology. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.)
  • Selected by The Legal Intelligencer as a recipient of its 2018 Law Firm Innovator Award
  • Irish American Business Chamber & Network; Board Member (2009-Present), Chairman (2015-2021), President (2012-2015)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Philadelphia Diversity Law Group (2017-2019)
  • Legal Lean Sigma – Yellow Belt Certified (click here to learn more about this certification)
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Delaware County Bar Association
  • International Committee Member and Association Full Member, National Association of Federal Equity Receivers (NAFER)
  • Law Society of Ireland
  • Law Society of England & Wales
  • Boston College Alumni Association
  • Vanderbilt Alumni Association
  • Association of Surfing Lawyers
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell (View methodology. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.)
  • Irish America Legal 100 Honoree (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016)
  • Irish America Business 100 Honoree (2019, 2017, 2016)
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation (2016–present) (View methodology. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.)
  • Listed as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer (2013–present) and Pennsylvania Rising Star (2008, 2010–2012) (View methodology. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.)
  • Listed on the Top 100: Pennsylvania Super Lawyers List (2019-present)
  • Listed on the Top 100: Philadelphia Super Lawyers List (2019-present)


  • Featured in "As Legal Business Moves Faster, Lawyers Aim to Manage Client Expectations,", an ALM publication, September 17, 2019 (available here).

  • “Municipal Water and Sewer Authorities: When Wall Street Comes Knocking,” The Legal Intelligencer, January 31, 2018 (available here).

  • Featured in "Law Firms Find Marketing Edge in Touting Alternative Fees," The Legal Intelligencer, December 13, 2017 (available here).

  • “ABA Guide to International Bar Admissions: Republic of Ireland,” American Bar Association, June 2012.
  • Profiled in “Most Influential US-Ireland Business Leaders” issue of Business & Finance Magazine, which recognizes important business figures across Ireland and the U.S., 2008.

Speeches & Presentations

  • Panelist, "Chamber Music - Building Successful Business Networks," Irish Network IN USA Conference; Washington DC; October 2019.
  • "Municipal Water and Sewer Authorities: When Wall Street Comes Knocking,” PBI Environmental Law Forum; Harrisburg, PA; April 2019.
  • "Ethical Business is Good Business: Interplay Between NSPE Code of Ethics and State/Federal Law," American Water Works Association (AWWA) NJ Annual Conference; Atlantic City, NJ; March 2019.
  • "Municipal Water and Sewer Authorities: When Wall Street Comes Knocking," Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association (PMAA) Annual Conference & Trade Show; Erie, PA; September 2018.
  • "'When Wall Street Comes Knocking:' Mitigating Legal Risks Arising from Investor-Owned Utility Offers to Privatize Municipal Water Authorities," American Water Works Association (AWWA) Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE); Las Vegas, NV; June 2018.
  • "Family Business Essentials Playbook, Legal Edition," Initiative for Family Business & Entrepreneurship at Saint Joseph’s University; Philadelphia, PA; January 2017.
  • “Business Ethics and the Law: The ROI of Compliance Best Practices and Proactive Risk Management,” Villanova Business MBA Alumni Association; Villanova, PA; November 2016.
  • Participated in Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development, Office of International Business’ Economic Development Mission to Ireland; Fall 2016.
  • “Fraudulent Transfer Action: An Update in 2016,” The Knowledge Group'’ LIVE Webcast; April 2016.
  • “Virtual Round Table: Fraud & White Collar Crime 2016, The Americas,” Corporate LiveWire; February 2016.
  • “Effectively Managing Corporate Investigations,” CohnReznick Financial Managers Learning Forum; Jamesburg, NJ; West Orange, NJ; and Hartford, CT; October 2015.
  • “Red Flags: The Moving Target of ‘Notice’ in Fraudulent Transfer and Clawback Litigation,” Philadelphia Area Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Meeting; Philadelphia, PA; April 2015.
  • “Virtual Round Table: Fraud & White Collar Crime 2015, The Americas,” Corporate LiveWire; February 2015.
  • “Implications of Pennsylvania’s Right to Know Law for Private Companies,” Association of Corporate Counsel – Delaware Valley Chapter; July 2012.
  • Co-Chair, Member of Planning Commission and Presenter, the U.S.-Ireland Law and Business Symposium, 2011, 2012, and 2013.