Kenneth P. Monroe
Kenneth Monroe is an associate in Ropes & Gray’s litigation department. His practice focuses on complex civil litigation in trial and appellate courts, as well as government investigations and enforcement. His experience includes representing private equity firms and their portfolio companies, public companies, and other clients in general commercial disputes, shareholder actions, False Claims Act matters, and data privacy and security breaches.
Kenneth maintains an active pro bono practice focusing on civil liberties, including cases involving free speech, free exercise of religion, excessive force, and unlawful searches and seizures. His experience includes successful appeals to the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First and Fifth Circuits and the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts.
Before joining the firm, Kenneth clerked for the Honorable Paul J. Barbadoro of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire. Kenneth is a graduate of Harvard Law School, where he interned at the U.S. Department of Justice and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.
- Co-author, “Director Oversight Duties Amidst COVID-19,” Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance (May 8, 2020)
- Contributor, “Preparation for Civil Trial in Massachusetts,” in Massachusetts Courtroom Advocacy, MCLE, Inc. (Third Edition 2017), October 31, 2019 Update
- JD, Harvard Law School, 2016; lead article editor, Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review; Best Appellant Brief in First-Year Ames Moot Court; awarded five Dean’s Scholar Prizes
- BA, summa cum laude, Wheaton College, 2012; Phi Beta Kappa
Admissions / Qualifications
- Massachusetts, 2016
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2018