Mr. Kee is often a featured speaker on employment law topics. In addition to regularly speaking at programs nationally and regionally, Mr. Kee has been interviewed on employment law issues by the Wall Street Journal, InsideCounsel, Fortune, HR News, and Investor’s Business Daily. Mr. Kee received his Bachelor's degree from Washington University in 1984, graduated from the Washington University School of Law in 1987, and received a Diploma of Advanced International Legal Studies from the McGeorge School of Law campus in Salzberg, Austria. He is a member of the Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document and Retention, AAIM (the Enterprise Content Management Association), and ARMA (the Information Management Association). He is also a former member of the Board of Directors for the Southern Connecticut chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management.
While at Jackson Lewis, Mr. Kee has served as lead counsel defending employment lawsuits from high-level executives against their former employers and has represented employers in affirmative litigation asserting claims for violations of employment agreements, theft of trade secrets, unfair trade practices, and unfair competition. He is one of the most experienced management side lawyers handling claims under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) and has handled dozens of USERRA matters around in the country. Additionally, Mr. Kee has handled several purported whistleblower litigation claims and investigations under the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21), the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and the False Claims Act.
Before joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. Kee served for eight years as an Army Judge Advocate in Korea, Germany, Israel, and with the Army's Litigation Division in Arlington, Virginia. While at the Army Litigation Division, he successfully defended several prominent civil suits involving allegations of sexual harassment by Army personnel. One such case was the subject of widespread public attention, including Congressional hearings, front page coverage in USA Today and the San Francisco Chronicle, and a segment on a network television news magazine program.
Mr. Kee is a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve. During 2005, Mr. Kee served in Iraq as the Staff Judge Advocate (i.e., General Counsel) for the 1st Corps Support Command (Airborne) at LSA Anaconda, the largest military installation in Iraq, located in the Sunni Triangle. As Staff Judge Advocate, Mr. Kee supervised 27 attorneys providing a full range of legal services to two installations, several military units and 35,000 soldiers. Mr. Kee is currently Staff Judge Advocate for one of the U.S. Army Reserve’s largest commands, the 807th Medical Command, which is headquartered in Salt Lake City with 11,000 soldiers in units across 24 states. Mr. Kee is the recipient of numerous military awards, including the Bronze Star.
Mr. Kee has tried civil cases and injunction proceedings in state and federal courts in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, the Virgin Islands, and Wisconsin, and has appeared as counsel in cases throughout the U.S. Mr. Kee also has represented employers in arbitrations under the auspices of the American Arbitration Association and the National Association of Securities Dealers in Colorado, Connecticut, Indiana, Missouri, New York, and Virginia, and has tried 200 criminal cases.