Steve Kenny counsels clients on a wide variety of political law issues. He represents candidates, party committees, PACs, corporations, trade associations, nonprofit organizations, and donors seeking to navigate the political process. He advises clients on federal and state campaign finance laws, election administration, lobbying and ethics rules, and pay-to-play laws, including the Federal Election Campaign Act, the Lobbying Disclosure Act, and the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). He represents clients in Federal Election Commission (FEC) enforcement matters and congressional investigations.
Steve's litigation experience includes matters in the U.S. Supreme Court, federal courts of appeals, federal district courts, and state courts. He has represented clients in class action lawsuits, commercial disputes, defamation lawsuits, government contract matters, and challenges to administrative agency actions.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Steve served as counsel for nominations for Chairman Chuck Grassley on the Senate Judiciary Committee where he handled the committee's consideration of nominees to the Supreme Court and lower federal courts as well as nominees to positions in the Department of Justice. At the start of his career, Steve was an associate at a major law firm where he practiced election law and civil litigation.
During the 2014 election cycle, Steve served as deputy general counsel for the National Republican Senatorial Committee where he gained substantial experience in ensuring the committee's communications and contracts complied with federal campaign finance laws and preparing the committee for potential recounts.
- 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)