Kenny defends companies in individual and complex cases, including those involving fire-protection systems, commercial disputes, security alarm systems and construction defects. Kenny works on cases in state and federal courts throughout the country involving allegations of property damages, personal injuries and wrongful death under an alternative billing arrangement that more effectively serves clients' personalized business objectives.
Before joining Shook, Kenny served in complementary legal sectors. In law school, Kenny worked in the international legal department of a Fortune 500 company facilitating regulatory compliance and preparing his client and outside counsel for a large-scale international arbitration. While classes were in session, Kenny assisted the Tennessee Solicitor General in the coordination of appellate litigation. During college, Kenny implemented reforms within a collaborative Six Sigma effort among nine affordable housing agencies and their private sector partners in Washington, D.C., and served as a legal assistant to a law firm.
Analyzing and solving legal issues from diverse viewpoints has facilitated Kenny's growth as an analytical thinker who can see the big picture and deliver clients value in every stage of the litigation process. His background allows him to uniquely apply a well-rounded, practical approach to issues facing his clients.
Publications and Presentations
Developing Trends in the Security/Alarm Industry, Tort Academy, Kansas City, Missouri, March 14, 2018.
Jason Scott, Aaron Kirkland and Kenneth Cochran, Best Practices for Defeating Attempts to Void Contracts, Law360, October 23, 2017.
Successful Partnering Between Inside and Outside Counsel, co-author, Chapter 13, "Communications Methods and Skills," Association of Corporate Counsel, 2017.
Violence, Lies and Bad Press (with Kerensa Cassis and Mike Cappo), Thomas-Bacon Luncheon, Kansas City, Missouri, July 2017.