Steve Kenny represents clients in complex civil, regulatory, and constitutional litigation and counsels clients on a wide variety of regulatory issues.
Steve has represented clients in matters at all levels of federal and state courts. He has successfully briefed two cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and argued a case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Steve has represented clients in litigation arising under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA), Voting Rights Act (VRA), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and the U.S. Constitution. He has litigated several high-profile First Amendment matters, including those involving campaign finance regulations, defamation claims, and anti-SLAPP laws.
Steve also counsels clients on numerous regulatory issues. He has assisted clients in responding to subpoenas and civil investigative demands (CIDs) and has represented clients in connection with government investigations, enforcement matters, and congressional oversight. He has counseled government contractors on issues arising under the False Claims Act (FCA), Anti-Kickback Act (AKA), suspension and debarment, conflicts of interest, and disputes between prime contractors and subcontractors. Steve also advises clients on federal and state campaign finance laws, election administration, lobbying and ethics rules, and pay-to-play laws, including FECA, the Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA), and the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).
Prior to joining Jones Day, Steve served as counsel for nominations for the Senate Judiciary Committee where he handled the committee's consideration of nominees to the Supreme Court, lower federal courts, and positions in the Department of Justice.
- Harvard University (J.D. 2013); Georgetown University (B.A. magna cum laude 2008)
- District of Columbia, Virginia, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and Tenth Circuits, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and U.S. Court of Federal Claims
- Counsel for Nominations, United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary (2017-2019)
- Law Clerk to Judge Timothy M. Tymkovich, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit (2013-2014)