Chief Executive Officer: Richard H Critchlow
Chief Operating Officer: Thomas H Seymour
Number of Shareholders nationwide: 19
Number of lawyers nationwide: 24
Since its founding in 1978, Kenny Nachwalter, P.A. has been dedicated to excellence in complex business litigation, including antitrust, securities, professional liability, intellectual property, and common law business torts. Kenny Nachwalter is frequently retained in cases involving complicated economic and factual issues, multiple counsel and parties, interrelated cases, competing claims, intense and problematic discovery, and substantive issues requiring superior legal scholarship, analytic ability, and forensic skills. Kenny Nachwalter attorneys regularly litigate in federal and state courts as well as various arbitration tribunals.
Main Areas of Practice:
The line separating competitive from anti-competitive conduct by people in the same business is a line that the firm has litigated in scores of cases involving conduct in the United States, Europe and the Far East. The firm’s Antitrust Practice involves cases in federal and state courts nationwide, representing large public and private corporations, individual entrepreneurs and government entities, including clients in the airline, automobile, dairy, financial, grocery, insurance, real estate, rental car, pharmaceutical, publishing, telecommunications, transportation and shipping industries.
The firm often represents individual claimants and groups of claimants who opt out of nationwide class actions to pursue their antitrust claims independently – these have included antitrust cases involving domestic and international cartels and monopolization cases. The firm also provides antitrust counseling on issues ranging from the formation of joint ventures to the structuring of distribution networks. The firm’s attorneys have also taught antitrust law and have served as special assistant attorneys general in several states.
Complex Business Litigation:
The firm regularly represents plaintiffs and defendants in “bet the company” litigation, where dollar amounts, consequences, and complexity demand skilled analysis. These disputes, litigated in state and federal courts and argued before administrative bodies and arbitration tribunals, cover the gamut of business and legal matters, including trade secrets, tax and accounting issues, securities violations, professional malpractice, Ponzi schemes, RICO, class and derivative actions, director and officer liability, corporate and partnership disputes, lender liability, banking and failed financial institutions, False Claims Act and qui tam matters, construction and commercial disputes, real estate-related matters, trade libel, tortious interference, franchise and business opportunities, noncompetition clauses, contracts, fraud, and other common law and statutory business torts. The firm has also advised Boards of Directors as well as audit and special committees of Boards in connection with derivative actions and other investigations.
Intellectual Property Litigation:
The firm’s Intellectual Property practice offers full-service litigation protection of clients’ rights. The firm has represented makers of computer software, clothing, automobiles, handbags, jewelry and accessories, and the satellite broadcaster of network television signals. Often the firm investigates and prosecutes civil injunctive and damage actions against individuals and companies infringing upon, counterfeiting, or diluting the trademarks and copyrights of the legitimate owners.
The firm regularly defends attorneys, auditors, accountants, and securities broker-dealers against claims by their clients, third parties, and regulatory agencies. The firm defends national and local law and accounting firms in proceedings in state and federal courts and before arbitration panels in matters that have included malpractice, breaches of fiduciary duty, RICO and securities law violations arising out of professional services in an array of substantive areas, such as estates and trusts, tax, litigation and discovery, real estate, corporate planning and advice, corporate mergers and acquisitions, securities, internal investigations and Ponzi schemes allegedly perpetrated by those firm’s clients. The firm also represents attorneys accused of misconduct before the Florida Bar and assists firms in conducting internal investigations. Attorneys and other professionals also regularly seek the firm’s advice in preventive and risk management capacities, where the firm works closely with clients to provide thorough advice and help establish appropriate safeguards and protective procedures.
The firm’s Securities Practice involves class action defense of Securities and Exchange Act claims, derivative actions and complex D&O litigation. It also includes representation in regulatory actions commenced by the SEC and other enforcement agencies. The firm also handles arbitrations for and defends brokerage firms and registered representatives before, the New York Stock Exchange and FINRA. The firm also represents brokerage firms and their employees, securities issuers and their management and directors, and accountants in SEC, NYSE and FINRA investigations, as well as securities brokers in federal and state criminal prosecutions.