Kenneth A. O'Brien, Jr.: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Kenneth A. O'Brien, Jr.

Special Counsel
Los Angeles,  CA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Government Contracts
  • Investigations & International Trade
  • International Reach
  • Education
  • International Trade and Investment
  • Litigation
  • Aerospace and Defense
University Yale University, B.A., cum laude, 1977
Law SchoolColumbia University, J.D., 1980
Admitted1981, New York; 1982, New Jersey; 1992, California; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Ninth, Second, Fifth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits; U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Central, Eastern and Southern Districts of California, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, District of New Jersey and District of Connecticut

Kenneth A. O'Brien, Jr. is a special counsel in the firm's Los Angeles office, and is a member of the Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Practice Group.

Areas of Practice

Mr. O'Brien specializes in all aspects of complex civil litigation, including government contracts, financial institutions, bankruptcy and creditor's rights, corporate governance, securities, RICO, professional liability, intellectual property, antitrust, construction, environmental, and business torts. Mr. O'Brien's experience includes pretrial remedies, trials, administrative proceedings, appeals, government investigations, and ADR. Mr. O'Brien was formerly affiliated with Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP; Kelley Drye & Warren LLP; and Hennigan, Bennett & Dorman LLP.


· Litigation Star, Benchmark Litigation, 2009

· Southern California SuperLawyers, 2004, 2007

· Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rating AV® rating


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Kenneth A. O'Brien, Jr.

Forty-Third Floor, 333 South Hope Street
Los AngelesCA 90071-1448


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