Kevin Watt Rethore

Kevin Watt Rethore: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP AV stamp icon
  • Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, LLP (2024 Attorneys)
  • 2700 Two Commerce Square, 2700 Two Commerce Square, 2001 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Kevin W. Rethore concentrates his practice on complex civil and business disputes, professional and fiduciary liability litigation, and trust controversies. He leverages his deep litigation experience and wide-ranging background to counsel individuals, families, fiduciaries, businesses, and nonprofits to help clients achieve their strategic goals and objectives before, during, and after litigation arises. A significant portion of his practice is dedicated to litigation avoidance, including risk mitigation, dispute resolution, and litigation preparedness.

Kevin also has argued before state and federal appellate courts across the country on critical issues, including multiple appeals directed to the scope of personal jurisdiction in the evolving global economic landscape.

His pro bono efforts include representing veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts before the Department of Veterans Affairs, conducting investigative work for the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detentions, working with conservation groups in the Northeast and Mountain West regions, and partnering with clients and community organizations to launch pro bono initiatives.

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Private Wealth Services
  • Litigation
  • Fiduciary Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
Boston College, B.A., 1989
Law School Attended:
The Dickinson School of Law, J.D., Senior Editor, Dickinson Law Review, 1994
Year of First Admission:
New Hampshire; Pennsylvania; New Jersey; Massachusetts; New York; U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Professional & Community Involvement

•Advisory Board Member, Penn State Law School, 2014-Present
•Board Member, DVSport, Inc., 2008-Present

Reported Cases:
Experience: Internship: Intern, House of Commons, London, England, 1988; Representative Matters: Prosecution of a five-week trial on behalf of the beneficiary of a foreign grantor trust, the improper formation which had compromised asset protections and exposed the beneficiaries to significant tax liability.; Representing trust beneficiaries in complex, high-profile private client litigation involving allegations of fraud, conspiracy, breach of fiduciary duty, and self-dealing by trustee.; Conceived, developed, and executed key strategies resulting in summary judgment for leading auditing firm against successor entities of now-defunct national media service provider on grounds of standing and damages, following conviction of CEO and CFO on charges of corruption and tax fraud.; Defense of a national financial services firm in a lengthy arbitration arising from the subprime market collapse, where the plaintiff trustee was found to have failed to prove loss causation.; Managing trial teams located in two cities, successfully developed and litigated sensitive products liability suit in Brooklyn, NY, which had constituted tire manufacturer's highest exposure level case to date.; Lead counsel in successful defense of Fortune 100 manufacturer in litigation stemming from multiple fatality heavy equipment accident.; Counseled clients, including rapidly growing NYSE-traded medical services company and privately held outdoor gear design company, on compliance issues, privacy, records management, and cyber-security concerns.; Counseled trust, wealth planning, and investment management providers on a wide range of issues, including litigation risk management and best practices and procedures.; Counseled health care service provider facing investigation by the Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney's Office, following whistleblower allegation of purported scheme to submit false Medicare and Medicaid claims. Managed team investigating claims of accounting improprieties and sham operation of Special Investigation Unit; facilitated company's cooperation with state and federal authorities, and counseled client on litigation preparedness.; Lead counsel in pending appeal of personal jurisdiction decision by trial court in New York, calling into question whether U.S. corporation consented to general jurisdiction by registering to do business in the state.; The above representations were handled by Mr. Rethore prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (9 reviews)
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