Kenneth is a seasoned litigator with extensive experience representing clients in complex civil and white-collar matters, including contracts, securities, antitrust, False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback, internal investigations, and other areas.

Before joining Elman Freiberg, Kenneth was in-house counsel at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., where he advised business clients on a range of fraud and abuse issues and managed complex civil litigations.  Kenneth began his legal career at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.  He then served as a law clerk to the Honorable Paul A. Crotty of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.  Following his clerkship, Kenneth worked as a litigator at Sidley Austin LLP, where he received the Pro Bono Publico award from the Legal Aid Society.

Selected Experience

  • Defended large U.S. financial services institution in class actions alleging misrepresentations and omissions relating to offerings of mortgage-backed securities.

  • Represented nine plaintiffs in a wage and hour litigation brought in the Southern District of New York pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

  • Defended global pharmaceutical corporation in connection with allegations of off-label marketing and violations of False Claims Act and the Anti-Kickback Statute brought by the U.S. Department of Justice.

  • Defended Japanese bank in a multi-district class action in the Southern District of New York involving federal and state antitrust claims alleging manipulation of LIBOR.

  • Represented technology company in arbitration before the International Centre for Dispute Resolution to resolve antitrust, breach of contract, and tort claims against patentee.

Education

  • Cornell Law School (J.D., Managing Editor of the Cornell Law Review)
  • Cornell University, College of Arts & Sciences (B.A. in History, cum laude and with distinction)

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • US District Court, Southern District of New York