Ken is a senior trial lawyer certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney and is primarily a commercial litigator who defends complex product liability, mass tort, and significant personal injury and property damage cases. He has litigated cases in state and federal courts in 27 states, has acted as defense liaison counsel for branded pharmaceutical companies, and serves as national coordinating, regional and local counsel.
In addition to his litigation practice, Ken has a deep understanding of product development and the regulatory agencies that supervise U.S. companies. He regularly provides clients with risk assessments, product safety analyses and drafts product warning labels and language for instructional manuals. Ken also provides product liability prevention counseling to product manufactures including start-ups and companies looking to market a product in the U.S. for the first time. He frequently collaborates with teams of outside engineers and experts to provide support for product launches and product risk avoidance and has counseled on product recalls.
He has extensive appellate experience, primarily in product liability cases in New York and New Jersey. Ken obtained a defense verdict and successfully handled the appeal in Congiusti v. Ingersoll-Rand, the case in which the New Jersey Appellate Courts adopted the alternate safer design theory of The Restatement of Law Third, Torts: Product Liability.
Ken recently served a three-year term as a Board Member of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC). He is the editor of the Defense Counsel Journal, an IADC publication providing a forum for the publication of topical and scholarly writings on the law. He is a Special Ethics Master appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey to serve as a Hearing Officer for complex ethics matters, a past Chair of The District X Ethics Committee of New Jersey and regularly represents New Jersey attorneys in ethics matters. He has served on several boards of non-profit charitable organizations, regularly volunteers at an annual charity event to benefit seniors in his community, and plays ice hockey.