J. Todd Kennard

Todd Kennard represents clients in commercial matters, including dealer/distributor/franchisor matters, securities cases, ERISA matters, executive compensation, and consumer cases in various states and jurisdictions throughout the United States. He has also represented clients involved in contract, fraud, antitrust, fiduciary duty, construction, accidents, bankruptcy, and other matters. Todd has taken and defended more than 100 depositions, including experts working in the fields of dealer network planning, accounting, securities issues, marketing, disease causation, medical science, warnings, and other areas. He has taken graduate level statistics courses and has experience in taking depositions involving statistics and epidemiology.

Todd also represents clients on privacy and data security issues, including privacy class actions; data breach response, including forensic investigation, and breach notification; and advice on privacy and data security issues and best practices. He has served as chief trial counsel before courts and administrative law judges in a number of jurisdictions and forums, and he has handled and been involved in appellate proceedings at the state and federal court levels, including as lead counsel in the Ohio Supreme Court. Todd has spoken and published on privacy and franchise related matters.

Todd is a graduate of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association. He is coordinator of the New Lawyers Group in the Columbus Office.

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Areas of Practice 1) Litigation, 2) Business and Tort Litigation (USA), 3) Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement, 4) Class Action & Multidistrict Litigation and 5) Franchising & Distribution
Law School Harvard Law School
Admitted Year 2000
Education United States Military Academy (B.S., 1988)
Bar Member / Association Ohio
Most recent firm Jones Day
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