Kevin M. Kennedy

Partner

Kevin M. Kennedy
Partner
office New Haven
phone 203-498-4383
fax203-782-2889
emailkkennedy@wiggin.com
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Biography

Kevin Kennedy is a Partner in the firm's Litigation Department and a member of the Franchise and Distribution Practice Group. For over two decades, Mr. Kennedy has represented the Subway® franchisor, its affiliates, and other franchise concepts in numerous state and federal court lawsuits, arbitrations, and mediations across the country. He played an integral role in the firm's successful efforts to enforce the Subway® arbitration clause, which produced numerous leading federal and state appellate decisions on franchise arbitration and resulted in four putative class actions and dozens of individual lawsuits being dismissed or enjoined in favor of arbitration. He has tried numerous arbitrations and lawsuits to conclusion, and has argued and won appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second and Seventh Circuits, the Connecticut Appellate Court, and the Connecticut Supreme Court. Mr. Kennedy has been selected for inclusion to The Best Lawyers in America in the Franchise Law category since 2006 and was twice named a "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers in the area of franchising. He frequently writes and speaks about franchising, arbitration, and ethics issues. Mr. Kennedy has also served as the Firm's General Counsel since 2007.

Mr. Kennedy obtained his J.D. with honors from the University of Connecticut Law School and graduated from Connecticut College summa cum laude and a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Published Works

07.17.2006Stolt-Nielsen SA: Prehearing Subpoenas on Third Parties Upheld by ArbitratorsReprinted with permission from Franchise Law Journal Winter 2006
01.24.20062.3 Million Verdict Affirmed for Insurance Agent Under Connecticut Franchise ActReprinted with permission from the December 2005 edition of the Law Journal Newsletters - Franchising Business & Law Alert. © 2005 ALM Properties, Inc.
10.27.2003Green Tree Financial Corp. v. Bazzle: A New Day for Class Arbitrations?Franchise Law Journal, American Bar Association, Fall 2003, Volume 23, Number 2
01.23.2003Considerations for Franchisors and Manufacturers in a Termination CaseReprinted with permission from The Connecticut Law Tribune, January 23, 2003
10.13.2002Drafting an Enforceable Franchise Agreement Arbitration ClauseReprinted with Permission of the Franchise Law Journal (American Bar Association), Volume 22, Number 2, Fall 2002
04.18.2001The Use of Daubert and Its Progeny to Attack Lost-Profit ClaimsReprinted with permission of The Franchise Law Journal (American Bar Association) Volume 20, Number 3 Winter 2001

office New Haven
phone 203-498-4383
fax203-782-2889
emailkkennedy@wiggin.com
view LinkedIn profile

PRACTICE GROUPS

EDUCATION

  • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 1991
  • Connecticut College, B.A., 1988, summa cum laude

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Connecticut


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