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Kenny Cochran is a member of the Litigation Practice in Greenberg Traurig’s Los Angeles office. Kenny has defended clients in products liability, tort, and business litigation in more than 25 jurisdictions. Kenny’s experience includes executing fact and expert discovery, defending and taking depositions, and conducting oral arguments. Kenny has supported trial teams, drafted dozens of dispositive motions, and worked with leading industry experts in the field and on their reports. Kenny has also secured rulings from state and federal appellate courts.

Kenny joined the firm after serving as a judicial law clerk for two years in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. During Kenny’s first year of clerking, he assisted 10 district court judges under the supervision of then-Chief Judge Virginia A. Phillips with a focus on drafting tentative orders and bench memoranda for dispositive motions. For his second year, Kenny clerked for Judge Mark C. Scarsi.

In law school, Kenny worked in the international legal department of a Fortune 500 company facilitating regulatory compliance and preparing his client and outside counsel for a large-scale international arbitration involving aircraft. While classes were in session, Kenny assisted the Tennessee Solicitor General in appellate litigation. During college, Kenny implemented reforms within a collaborative Six Sigma effort among nine affordable housing agencies and their private sector partners in Washington, D.C., and served as a legal assistant to a law firm

Capabilities

Experience

  • Served as the primarily responsible attorney for more than 40 product liability and tort cases, including 11 in California, involving wrongful death, substantial property damage, and catastrophic bodily injury.°
  • Served as lead associate responsible for responsive pleadings, expert discovery, and Daubert briefing in case involving hundreds of wrongful death and other radiation exposure claims brought under the Price-Anderson Act.°
  • Contributed hundreds of hours to pro bono advocacy requiring court appearances, including a federal case involving an inmate’s mistreatment, a guardian ad litem role, and a criminal defense matter.°
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed complete dismissal of estate and minor's wrongful death lawsuit involving two issues of first impression under Kansas law. Frost v. ADT LLC, No. 18-3259 (2018).°
  • Full affirmance of unanimous defense verdict in admitted-liability automobile accident in Putnam County, New York. King v. Tyco Integrated Sec., No. 1109-2015 (N.Y. Sup. Ct., Putnam Cty. January 2019).°
  • Dismissal of all claims with prejudice on behalf of alarm services clients in wrongful death suit filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. Johnson v. ADT LLC, No. 418-292 (S.D. Ga. Dec. 13, 2018).°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Cochran prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Extern, Tennessee Office of the Solicitor General, 2015
  • International Legal Department Intern, L-3 Communications, 2014
  • Intern, U.S. Department of Housing and Community Development, 2012

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member, Orange County Bar Association, Tort & Trial Section
  • Volunteer, Big Brothers Big Sisters, 2010-2020

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School
  • B.A., with distinction, University of Kansas
Clerkships
  • Hon. Mark C. Scarsi, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, 2020-2021
  • Shared Clerk under Chief Judge Virginia A. Phillips, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, 2019-2020
Admissions
  • California
  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California