DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Kendall, Brill & Kelly LLP

Litigation

3 ranked lawyersBand 3CaliforniaUSA 2021 View ranking table

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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

"It's a smaller firm with excellent attorneys," notes one fellow attorney.

Another practitioner notes: "They have an incredible bench."

Work highlights

Retained by a former executive of Bumble Bee Foods to advise on a criminal investigation by the DOJ into whether any price fixing or other anticompetitive concerted action occurred in the market for packaged seafood products.

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.
"Janet is a good strategist, she takes the long view in every case and is always looking at the end zone." "She's a fierce advocate who causes prosecutors to quake in their boots when they see her on the other side."

Jeffrey Rutherford is routinely called on to assist clients with criminal investigations and is also recognized for his extensive trial experience.
"Jeffrey is a fabulous trial lawyer with great client skills. He develops wonderful relationships with his clients, for whom he obtains incredible results." "He has a great demeanor to conduct internal investigations. He is smart, tough, and has empathy."

Robert Dugdale is called upon by individuals and organizations to defend them in criminal matters, including advising on government investigations and defending clients at trial.
"Robert is an extraordinary trial lawyer, he is amazing in court and has the ability to navigate any courtroom." "He is a careful and diligent lawyer."

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California

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations


Janet Levine
Band 1
Jeffrey H Rutherford
Band 2
Robert Dugdale
Band 5