ST&R Adds Senior DOJ Trial Attorney to Lead Trade Litigation Practice

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg is pleased to announce that Jason Kenner joined the firm on September 27, 2021, to head its litigation practice. Over the last fourteen years Jason served in the Department of Justice as a Trial Attorney and then Senior Trial Counsel handling federal trial and appellate international trade litigation.

Jason Kenner

Jason Kenner

“Jason’s first-hand experience as a well-respected, seasoned litigator will allow the firm to build on our nearly half-century of successful international trade litigation,” said ST&R Operating Committee member Lenny Feldman. “As federal agencies more aggressively enforce international trade laws, litigation has become an increasingly important and necessary tool in protecting our clients’ interests.”

At the Department of Justice, Jason served in the Civil Division, International Trade Field Office, and more recently on its Trade Fraud Task Force. As lead attorney in the trial and appeal of trade cases, he was responsible for formulating and executing litigation strategies, representing officials from, and decisions by, United States Customs and Border Protection, the Commerce Department, and other federal agencies. He was responsible for all aspects of litigation in customs and trade-related matters, and for supervising the work of junior trial attorneys.

Jason holds a J.D. from St. Johns University School of Law (cum laude) and a B.A. in public justice from Oswego State University. He has been admitted to the bar in New York state, the Court of International Trade, and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He can be contacted by phone at (212) 549-0137 or via email at [email protected].

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg is a leading international trade, customs, export and trade policy firm with over sixty (60) professionals and nine (9) offices and fourteen (14) additional locations. The firm’s practice focuses on cross-border movement of goods: minimising risks, reducing and eliminating liabilities, decreasing cycle time, and anticipating and addressing problems in corporations, government agencies and courts of law.

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Byron Pacheco joins Kirkland’s Litigation Practice

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is pleased to announce that Byron Pacheco has joined the Firm as a partner in the Litigation Practice Group. He is based in the New York office.

Mr. Pacheco has experience representing clients in complex disputes, both at the trial court level and on appeal, in a variety of substantive areas, including antitrust, breach of contract, class actions, fraud, labour and employment and securities. He also has experience handling government and internal investigations and has maintained a strong pro bono practice.

“We are happy to welcome a rising star like Byron to our litigation practice here in New York,” said Sandra Goldstein, a litigation partner and member of Kirkland’s Executive Committee. “He’ll be able to immediately add value to the wide range of complex litigation matters we are handling, from securities litigation to antitrust, class actions and commercial matters.”

Earlier in his career, Mr. Pacheco clerked for judges in the Southern District of New York and the Northern District of California. Prior to law school, he was a researcher at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

Mr. Pacheco is a member of the Puerto Rican Bar Association, and was a New York City Bar Association Associate Leadership Institute Fellow and a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Pathfinder. He was also recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Stonewall Community Foundation.

“I’m excited to join Kirkland’s litigation practice and I’m really looking forward to working with such a dynamic and talented team of lawyers,” Mr. Pacheco said.

Mr. Pacheco is an alumnus of Stanford Law School and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Hamilton College and Harvard University, respectively. He was previously an associate with Boies Schiller Flexner.

Brown Rudnick bolsters Litigation practice in New York

Brown Rudnick added Michael Winograd as a partner in the firm’s New York office. He joins as a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group.

With over two decades of experience at leading international law firms, Winograd represents large corporations, private equity firms and financial institutions in high stakes litigation. His practice is focused on a broad range of commercial, securities, bankruptcy, and other complex civil litigation, as well as regulatory proceedings and internal investigations.

“Michael is a tremendous litigator bringing a breadth of knowledge in complex litigation and stretching across industries, including healthcare, financial services and sports,” said Neil Micklethwaite, Managing Director of Brown Rudnick’s Dispute Resolution Department. “In the current litigation landscape, our clients regularly inquire about a range of matters from the uptick in healthcare litigation and bankruptcy proceedings, to best practices to avoid litigation specific to their industry. Michael’s twenty years of experience make him a valuable asset to our growing litigation practice, and we are excited to welcome him to the team.”

Winograd has litigated in federal and state courts throughout the United States and before domestic and foreign arbitration panels and regulatory agencies. He has successfully litigated matters through judgment, negotiated settlements, and represented clients on both sides of expedited applications for emergency relief. He also routinely counsels entities and their boards on strategy and risks in connection with potential disputes and transactions.

“The quality and reputation of Brown Rudnick’s lawyers are second to none, and the firm’s collaborative global platform and specialised feel of a true law partnership focused on providing quality service make it a perfect fit for me and my practice,” said Winograd. “The firm’s strategic growth in key markets and industries matches up well with the needs of my client base and will broaden my practice’s capabilities in a range of complex litigation matters. I look forward being a part of this exceptional team.”

Winograd is an adjunct professor at the Fordham University School of Law and co-founder of the Harlem Education Advancement Fund (HEAF) Legal Mentoring Program, where he was a recipient of the HEAF Long-term Volunteer Service Award.

After playing professional soccer in Israel and coaching men’s soccer at the University of Richmond, Winograd co-started a second division professional A-League soccer franchise. In 2018, he was a second-ballot candidate for President of U.S. Soccer.

Winograd earned his J.D. from University of Pennsylvania Law School, cum laude, Order of the Coif, and his B.A. from Lafayette College.

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