John J. Kenney

Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney, LLP
60 E 42nd St., 48th Floor
New York, NY 10165
(212) 689-8808

John J. Kenney focuses on complex civil and criminal litigation, government investigations, and corporate governance and compliance law. John has extensive experience in state and federal trials and appeals in both civil and criminal cases. His trials have included securities fraud, breach of contract, and product liability cases. He has tried over 70 cases in 16 different state and various federal courts, the majority of which were jury trials, and has argued appeals in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First, Second, Fifth, and Eighth Circuits, and various state appellate courts.

John has conducted internal corporate investigations, including allegations of securities fraud, violations of the Investment Company Act of 1940 and the Investment Advisers Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and bank fraud. He has represented clients before various government agencies including the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Office of Government Ethics. He has represented witnesses before various federal and state grand juries relating to securities fraud, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, antitrust and environmental violations, and other matters.

John has experience in foreign litigation issues including requests between foreign governments and the United States in aid of criminal investigations. He has also represented clients in connection with foreign criminal investigations, including criminal tax charges by the Republic of Italy. John has represented a number of witnesses in hearings and investigations by the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate committees.

Formerly an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York for nine years, including three years as the Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney, John is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Prior to joining Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney as a name partner in 2007, he was a litigation partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.

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United States Department of Justice John Marshall Award for Outstanding Legal Achievement

­Who’s Who Legal Business Crime Defense (2017-2018)

­The National Law Journal White Collar Crime Trailblazer (2018)

­New York Metro Super Lawyers (2006-2019)

­Best Lawyers in America (Business Litigation, Corporate Governance, Compliance Law, and Criminal Defense/White Collar Crime) (2018-2019)

­Bennington College, Vermont, Trustee and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee

­Poetry Foundation, Chicago, Chairman of the Board

­American Association for the International Commission of Jurists, Inc., Director

­Fordham Law School Alumni Association, Director

­New York County Lawyers Association, President

­Federal Bar Council, President

­American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow (Chair of the Committee on the Federal Rules of Evidence and member of the Committee on the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure)

­American Bar Association

­New York City Bar Association, Chair, Criminal Law Committee

­New York Departmental Disciplinary Committee, Appellate Division, First Department

­New York State Bar Association, Executive Committee

Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution
White Collar Defense & Government Investigations
St. Michael’s College (B.A. 1966)

Fordham University Law School (J.D. 1969)