Kendall, Brill & Kelly LLP

Litigation Department

California
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What the team is known for Highly rated litigation offering with considerable strength in white-collar trials and investigations. Regularly acts for high-ranking individuals and corporates across a wide range of industries. Possesses vast experience defending clients against a diverse array of claims including corruption and securities and healthcare fraud.

Strengths A source says: "Their attention to detail, trial chops and ability to understand complex matters are really unparalleled."

Another calls Kendall Brill a "very solid firm," adding: "Even the young lawyers that I work with there are all very impressive."

Work highlights Acted for construction company VCC on a False Claims Act action which alleged bid-rigging, the falsifying of costs and other FCA violations, successfully convincing the government not to intervene and obtaining dismissals of Second and Third Amended Complaints.

Notable practitioners

Janet Levine is a highly respected practitioner, regularly engaged by individual clients to advise on sensitive government investigations concerning matters as varied as money laundering, healthcare fraud and tax evasion. A peer enthuses: "She's creative, fearless, and aggressive. People in the government look at her, and her track record, and know that they're in for a real fight."

Jeffrey Rutherford is routinely called on to assist clients with criminal investigations and is also recognized for his extensive trial experience. A market source describes him as an "excellent trial attorney who can try any type of case, no matter how big or small," and further notes his "excellent judgment and even better contacts."