Connell Foley is proud to announce that firm partner Kevin Gardner will be honored by the Tri-County Scholarship Fund at their annual “Lawyers for Tri-County” Awards Dinner. Joining Kevin in being honored this year are the Hon. Brian Martinotti, USDJ; Virginia Lazala of Novartis; and McCarter & English. The Awards Dinner will be held on May 10 at Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit.
The Tri-County Scholarship Fund provides direct support for the critical educational needs of the most financially disadvantaged children in northern New Jersey. For more information about the organization, please visit the Tri-County Scholarship Fund website.
Kevin has an expansive litigation practice that includes complex commercial, construction and environmental cases, class actions, product liability claims, employment matters, restrictive covenant disputes and trade secret litigation. With experience serving as national coordinating counsel and regional litigation counsel for multinational corporations, Kevin represents clients in federal and state courts as well as alternative dispute resolution proceedings. He has served as a mediator in more than 400 private and court-ordered mediations, as an arbitrator by court appointment in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, and as a fee arbitrator by designation of the New Jersey Supreme Court. In addition to his litigation practice, Kevin has substantial experience handling crisis management issues following major disasters and regularly assists companies in preparing and executing crisis management plans, coordinating investigations and implementing emergency response plans.
Strongly committed to legal education, for 30 years Kevin has served as an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University School of Law and Rutgers University Law School teaching courses in civil practice, crisis management and legal strategy. He has also lectured at New York University Stern School of Business, as well as numerous state and national legal organizations. In 2013, he was honored with the Distinguished Service Award from the New Jersey State Bar Association for his contributions to continuing legal education.