Ken has substantial trial experience before juries, judges and arbitration panels throughout the United States. He has tried more than 30 cases to verdict or award and has also argued dozens of appeals. Ken has represented financial institutions and other public and privately held companies, as well as corporate executives in a wide range of securities cases, including putative class actions, white collar criminal matters, cases involving insider trading and other securities issues, antitrust, False Claims Act, and tax cases, among others.
Ken gained valuable experience as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York during the mid-1980s, handling many groundbreaking insider trading cases, including the so-called “Yuppie Five” case and major prosecutions of other corporate insiders. One such case, brought against a director of a large U.S. oil company, involved the first successful use of the U.S.-Switzerland Treaty on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters. While an assistant U.S. attorney, Ken also investigated and prosecuted complex cases involving financial frauds, tax evasion, official corruption, arms smuggling and terrorism.