Foley Adds Dennis Kinnaird to Litigation Department

08 August 2007 Media Contact: Dan Farrell News

Veteran Attorney Brings Trial Experience to General Commercial Litigation Practice.

Foley announced today that Dennis E. Kinnaird has joined its Los Angeles office as a member of the Litigation Department and the General Commercial Litigation Practice.

“Dennis’ 40 years of trial experience will be invaluable in serving clients in all areas of litigation,” said Jon Wilson, chair of the firm’s Litigation Department. “Dennis has an extensive commercial litigation background and is widely recognized for his expertise in federal trial practice, trial of complex cases, defense of complex criminal cases, white collar crime cases and legal malpractice actions. These skills will provide a great resource to the firm in representing clients both nationally and on the West Coast.”

Kinnaird joins Foley after spending most of his career at Munger Tolles & Olson LLP, where he handled cases involving alleged violations of securities laws, income tax evasion, contract fraud and disputes, violations of corporate political contributions, legal malpractice, broker dealer defense, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) claims, bad faith insurance claims, will contests and business torts. He has particular experience defending cases initiated by the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Regional Transportation Commission. Over the course of his career, this wide variety of cases has contributed to Dennis’ courtroom skills, with a particular emphasis on challenging and protracted jury trials.

Prior to his private practice, Kinnaird served six years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Central District of California, specializing in business fraud, government contract fraud and income tax evasion. In this capacity, he spent three years as the chief of the Special Prosecutions Section, which was responsible for prosecuting fraud and organized crime.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and has previously served as chairman of the Committee for Southern California and as a member of the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, Los Angeles County Bar Committee for Evaluation of Candidates for the Federal Court and the California State Bar Committee for Judicial Evaluation.

Foley & Lardner LLP provides the full range of corporate legal counsel. Our attorneys understand today’s most complex business issues, including corporate governance, securities enforcement, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property counseling and litigation, outsourcing and information technology, labor and employment, and tax. The firm offers total solutions in the automotive, emerging technologies, energy, entertainment and media, financial services, food, golf and resort services, insurance, health care, life sciences, nanotechnology, and sports industries.

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