Law360 interviewed Blackwell Burke P.A. attorney Brendan M. Kenny for a recent article discussing the use of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) to punish litigation fraud. The article was about the American Tort Reform Association’s call on companies to wield RICO as a weapon against plaintiffs attorneys who bring fraudulent litigation. Mr. Kenny discussed the challenges that companies face when bringing RICO lawsuits. Mr. Kenny explained that companies bringing RICO suits risk becoming targets of other plaintiffs’ lawyers and losing credibility with the court if the suit is ultimately unsuccessful. The full article is available to Law360 subscribers here.
Brendan M. Kenny is the founder of the Twin Cities E-Discovery Forum and a member of the Seventh Circuit Electronic Discovery Pilot Program’s National Outreach Committee. Minnesota Lawyer named Kenny an “Up & Coming Attorney” by Minnesota Lawyer in 2013. The recognition highlights those lawyers within their first 10 years of practice who have already distinguished themselves by their achievements. Before joining Blackwell Burke P.A., Mr. Kenny was a Deputy Attorney General in the California Attorney General’s Office in San Francisco where he gained first-chair trial experience. Since joining Blackwell Burke, Mr. Kenny has focused his practice on toxic tort, products liability, and other complex litigation.
Blackwell Burke P.A., a litigation and trial boutique in Minneapolis, Minnesota, serves as national trial and litigation counsel for numerous Fortune 500 companies. The firm is recommended by Benchmark Litigation and honored as a “Go-To Law Firm” for the Top 500 Companies by Corporate Counsel magazine. The firm has represented corporate clients in practically every jurisdiction in the country, as well as several foreign countries.