Michael Kenny is a trial and appellate lawyer working principally in complex commercial litigation, especially antitrust, financial services, trade secrets, insurance, business and class action litigation. Corporate plaintiffs and corporate defendants have hired Mike to prosecute or defend claims of more than $1 billion in 17 cases throughout the United States, and he has also prosecuted or defended numerous other cases involving more than $100 million. Repeatedly, Mike has been retained by clients as lead trial counsel shortly before the start of a major trial. Mike has represented clients in virtually all major industries, including technology, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, insurance, financial services, transportation, logistics, and health care.
Mike has an active practice representing companies as corporate plaintiffs. In the past several years, Mike has secured jury verdicts and settlements of more than $1 billion for his clients, including six nine-figure settlements and 13 eight-figure settlements.
Mike has extensive experience in MDL litigation and has successfully defended more than 200 class action lawsuits on behalf of major corporations throughout the United States. He has also served as lead appellate counsel in more than 35 federal and state courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, the Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits, and the Federal Circuit.
Mike is currently serving his second term on Alston & Bird’s Management Committee.