Kevin prides himself on working closely with his clients to identify and minimize risk exposure, and deftly guiding them through litigation, disputes, regulatory actions, and compliance. Clients seeking Kevin’s counsel hail from a broad spectrum of industries, including law firms, real estate development, life sciences, insurance, casino gaming, education, and government.
Kevin advises clients on risk management in high legal exposure industries, identifying proactive steps to avoid litigation or to mitigate risks by better positioning the client for unavoidable litigation, and zealously defending them in litigation when it occurs. He represents companies in matters involving civil fraud, fiduciary liability, director and officer liability, professional malpractice, government civil enforcement actions, government audits, and employment litigation. Much of Kevin’s recent risk management work involves advising private companies and government entities on litigation risk emanating from privatization proposals, federal and state funding and procurement programs, and other risks inherent in the interaction between public entities and the private sector.
A substantial portion of Kevin’s practice involves conducting internal investigations. Many of his clients face the challenges of potential parallel administrative, criminal, and civil litigation arising from the issues triggering the internal review.
Kevin, who is also licensed as a solicitor in Ireland, England, and Wales, is currently the Chairman of the Irish American Business Chamber and Network, which promotes the development of economic relationships between the United States, Ireland and Northern Ireland. As such, he assists U.S. and European companies in transnational litigation and compliance matters. He also serves on the International Committee of the National Association of Federal Equity Receivers.
Kevin is a member of Conrad O’Brien’s three-person Executive Committee that manages and oversees the firm. Among his management responsibilities, he is the lateral partner recruiting liaison and oversees the analysis and negotiation of the firm’s alternative fee agreements.
Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 2000
Boston College, B.A., cum laude, 1997
U.N. Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Magee College, University of Ulster, Derry, Northern Ireland, 1995
LaSalle College High School, 1993
The Honorable Louis C. Bechtle, Chief Judge Emeritus, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (2000–2001)
Kevin enjoys running, surfing, and spending time with his wife Kara and their four children.
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