Kendall Scott Cowles

Associate

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  • JD, with High Honors, The George Washington University Law School, 2015; Order of the Coif; managing editor, The George Washington Law Review
  • BA (Government), Hamilton College, 2010

Qualifications

  • Illinois, 2017
  • New York, 2016

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2019

Kendall Scott Cowles

Associate

Kendall Cowles is an associate in the firm’s Litigation and Enforcement group. Kendall focuses her practice on white collar criminal defense, government and internal investigations, and related civil litigation. Kendall has experience representing individuals and companies in matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, public corruption, health care fraud, state and federal antitrust violations, and insider trading. Kendall also has experience litigating complex civil disputes, including through trial and on appeal. 

Kendall maintains an active pro bono practice with a focus on criminal justice issues. Kendall has assisted Criminal Justice Act appointed counsel in the representation of criminal defendants in federal court and is involved in the firm’s National Innocence Project case screening initiative. 

Experience

  • Represented an executive of a Japanese medical device manufacturer in a major investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice and Food & Drug Administration.
  • Part of the trial team that represented a criminal defendant on federal public corruption and conspiracy charges in a three-week jury trial in the Southern District of New York.
  • Represented a private equity fund and its portfolio company in an internal investigation concerning potential FCPA violations in China and related international risk issues.
  • Conducted an internal investigation on behalf of a New York investment management firm into possible insider trading.
  • Represented a professional services firm in state and federal criminal investigations into allegations of public corruption and antitrust violations.
  • Represented a private equity investor in a derivative suit for breach of fiduciary duty against a fund manager, including in a seven-week jury trial in New York state court.
  • Represented several individual executives in connection with a fraud investigation by the DOJ and SEC.
  • Conduct an internal investigation on behalf of an oil & gas company into potential FCPA violations in the Middle East.
  • Assisted Criminal Justice Act appointed counsel in the representation of a criminal defendant charged with conspiracy, including at a jury trial in the Southern District of New York and on appeal to the Second Circuit.
  • JD, with High Honors, The George Washington University Law School, 2015; Order of the Coif; managing editor, The George Washington Law Review
  • BA (Government), Hamilton College, 2010
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