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.

New developments The firm is increasingly sought out to handle white-collar matters since being joined by Janet Levine and Jeffrey Rutherford in April 2018.

Strengths"They did a really stellar job," reports one client, highlighting in particular the firm's "ability to respond creatively to the matter at hand, and find solutions and paths that weren't always clear."

Notable practitioners

Janet Levine continues to be regarded as "an incredibly talented defense attorney." She has a wealth of experience with handling corruption and fraud cases. She handles high-profile trials and investigations. Sources praise her strength as an advocate, stating that "she knows how to fight cases, and she's going to fight them."

Jeffrey Rutherford is an accomplished trial lawyer whose practice covers the full gamut of white-collar matters, from corruption to fraud. A client comments: "He is able to distill a complex case and make it understandable for the jury. He communicates effortlessly with jurors and establishes an excellent rapport. He zealously prepares for trials and knows more about the case than anyone in the courtroom."

The "terrific" Robert Corbin is a vastly experienced white-collar defense attorney. He is an accomplished trial lawyer and also defends clients in investigations by the SEC and other government bodies. He's described by a source as "one of the statesmen of the bar" and "the consummate team player," and he also receives praise for his "really good judgment, informed by many years of great work."