January 18, 2024. Buchalter is pleased to announce Eric Kennedy as Office Managing Shareholder in Orange County. Actively involved in Firm leadership for many years, Kennedy also serves as Chair of the firm’s Partnership Evaluation and Recruiting Committees, Co-Chair of the Pro Bono Committee, and Member of the Strategic Planning Committee.
“Buchalter and its Board of Directors are incredibly confident in Eric’s ability to lead the office going forward. Eric has innovative ideas and a strategic plan for the Orange County office’s continued success and growth,” said Adam Bass, President and Chief Executive Officer of Buchalter.”
The firm’s Orange County office recently celebrated its 40th anniversary in business. One of Buchalter’s largest offices, Orange County has more than 100 employees, including over 60 attorneys with particular strengths in Corporate, Litigation, Intellectual Property, Real Estate, Insolvency, Health Care, and White Collar Law.
A high-stakes litigator, Kennedy routinely handles real estate disputes involving owners, developers, landlords, and commercial tenants. He also regularly represents clients in disputes involving corporate financing, governance, and operations.
Kennedy has significant experience defending consumer class actions and handling disputes involving contracts, unfair competition, and fiduciary relationships. Kennedy represents clients in a variety of industries, including technology, retail, apparel, social media, consumer products, and automotive. Prior to joining Buchalter, Kennedy was with Jones Day and Latham & Watkins.
“It is such a great honor to have been chosen by the Board of Directors to lead the firm’s Orange County office,” said Kennedy. “I am grateful to collaborate with the many accomplished lawyers and professionals both in the office and across the firm. I look forward to investing in our continued success and continuing to contribute to the firm’s strategic growth,” Kennedy added.
“We are excited for the future and all of Eric’s extraordinary contributions.” added Bass.
Buchalter is a full-service business law firm that has been teaming with clients for nine decades, providing legal counsel at all stages of their growth and evolution, and helping them meet the many legal challenges and decisions they face. Ranked the 131st largest law firm on the 2023 American Lawyer Media’s Am Law 200 survey, Buchalter currently has 470 attorneys and twelve offices in California, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Colorado, and Tennessee.