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Kevin O’Brien is a litigator focusing on high-stakes and complex business disputes, with a particular focus on litigation over commercial transactions, bankruptcy-related disputes, and professional liability matters. Kevin has represented clients in a wide variety of cases, including contract disputes, business torts, and consumer and securities fraud class actions.

Before joining King & Spalding, Kevin was a law clerk to Judge William S. Duffey, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.  He was also an associate at another national law firm.  Kevin received his law degree from Boston College Law School, where he was Managing Editor of the Boston College Law Review and elected to the Order of the Coif.

Publications

  • Note, Federal Regulation of State Employment Under the Commerce Clause and “National Defense” Powers: Constitutional Issues Presented by the Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act, 49 B.C. L. Rev. 1175 (2008)
  • Insured’s Response to Environmental Liabilityin Environmental Liability and Insurance Recovery 289 (David L. Guevara & Frank J. Deveau, eds. 2012) (co-authored with Collin J. Hite)
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Credentials

J.D., Boston College Law School, magna cum laude & Order of the Coif

M.A., Columbia University

B.A., Virginia Commonwealth University, magna cum laude

Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia

Virginia

Law Clerk, Hon. William S. Duffey, Jr., U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Matters

Defending Capital One in consumer and securities fraud class actions arising out of a data breach announced in July 2019.

Member of trial team representing the sellers of an energy services company in a dispute over earnout payments due in connection with the sale.

Representing the global coordinating entity of a Big 4 accounting firm network in a securities fraud class action.

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Defending Capital One in consumer and securities fraud class actions arising out of a data breach announced in July 2019.

Member of trial team representing the sellers of an energy services company in a dispute over earnout payments due in connection with the sale.

Representing the global coordinating entity of a Big 4 accounting firm network in a securities fraud class action.

Defending Equifax in consumer class actions arising out of the data breach announced in September 2017.

Represented The Coca-Cola Company in an ERISA interpleader action seeking a determination of the proper beneficiary of disputed funds. Obtained dismissal of counterclaims asserted against the company.

Representing a partner of a Big 4 accounting firm in an investigation by the PCAOB into alleged violations of auditing standards.

Representing a Big 4 accounting firm in a single-plaintiff securities fraud action.

Matters

Defending Capital One in consumer and securities fraud class actions arising out of a data breach announced in July 2019.

Member of trial team representing the sellers of an energy services company in a dispute over earnout payments due in connection with the sale.

Representing the global coordinating entity of a Big 4 accounting firm network in a securities fraud class action.

See more
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Close

Matters

Defending Capital One in consumer and securities fraud class actions arising out of a data breach announced in July 2019.

Member of trial team representing the sellers of an energy services company in a dispute over earnout payments due in connection with the sale.

Representing the global coordinating entity of a Big 4 accounting firm network in a securities fraud class action.

Defending Equifax in consumer class actions arising out of the data breach announced in September 2017.

Represented The Coca-Cola Company in an ERISA interpleader action seeking a determination of the proper beneficiary of disputed funds. Obtained dismissal of counterclaims asserted against the company.

Representing a partner of a Big 4 accounting firm in an investigation by the PCAOB into alleged violations of auditing standards.

Representing a Big 4 accounting firm in a single-plaintiff securities fraud action.

Credentials

J.D., Boston College Law School, magna cum laude & Order of the Coif

M.A., Columbia University

B.A., Virginia Commonwealth University, magna cum laude

Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia

Virginia

Law Clerk, Hon. William S. Duffey, Jr., U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia