Kendra Marvel's practice focuses on civil and white collar criminal litigation and government investigations involving international or cross-border issues.
Kendra manages all aspects of litigation in U.S. federal courts. She prepares pleadings, oversees pretrial discovery, prepares witnesses for depositions and trial, takes and defends depositions, leads settlement negotiations, and argues motions. Kendra was a member of the winning trial team for a multinational energy corporation in a hallmark RICO action in the Southern District of New York.
Kendra also represents corporate clients and individuals in white collar criminal matters and Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations and works directly with clients and the DOJ to resolve complex Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations, wire fraud and money laundering cases, and investigations under the Swiss Bank Program.
One of Kendra's distinct areas of focus is counseling clients facing civil litigation and criminal charges abroad. As a member of the Firm's Latin America team, Kendra is familiar with civil law judicial systems and customs and is able to coordinate seamlessly with local counsel, co-counsel in any parallel U.S. proceedings, and the client to ensure that a consistent global litigation strategy is developed and maintained. She has worked on matters in Ecuador, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Colombia.
In her pro bono practice, Kendra has obtained asylum for several unaccompanied minors fleeing severe abuse in Central America. Prior to joining Jones Day, Kendra was a foreign associate in Santiago, Chile, where she advised clients facing litigation and government investigations under Chilean law.
- Columbia University (J.D. 2011; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; Member, Columbia Journal of Transnational Law); University of California, Berkeley (B.A. in Political Science 2005)
- Extern, Business & Securities Fraud Division, U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of New York (Spring 2010)
- Extern to Justice Steven C. Suzukawa, California Court of Appeal, Second District, Division Four (Los Angeles) (Summer 2010)