Kenneth Willard graduated from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2009 and has focused primarily in the area of commercial litigation since then. He has worked in a variety of substantive areas including environmental law, securities litigation, labor and employment law, disability, and now consumer protection. He has been part of litigation groups that have worked some of the largest cases in their respective areas of the law.
Mr. Willard represented PSEG in one of the largest cleanup sites under the Superfund program, known as the Passaic River Litigation. He then moved to the U.S. Department of Justice where he worked as a law clerk on the RMBS Working Group, which was created by the Obama Administration to address the fallout from the 2008 financial crisis and resulted in the largest civil settlement for the federal government in U.S. history. From there he worked at a boutique firm in New York City, representing unions and employers on various different labor and employment matters from withdrawal liability associated with multiemployer benefit plans under ERISA, prevailing wage disputes, labor law violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act, and collective bargaining unit certification disputes. Mr. Willard continued his work in labor and employment law while working as a Labor Specialist for SUEZ, NA, whose parent company is the largest research and development water company in the world. He worked a variety of different issues including state and federal compliance issues, collective bargaining negotiations, and mediation and arbitration of union grievances. Mr. Willard is currently practicing civil litigation, with a special emphasis on consumer protection.