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.
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)
"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
Kevin enjoys running, surfing, and spending time with his wife Kara and their four children.
Featured in "As Legal Business Moves Faster, Lawyers Aim to Manage Client Expectations," Law.com, 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).