KEVIN G. WALSH
Class of 1998
Specializing in Corporate & Commercial Law,Litigation (specialty)
Kevin G. Walsh is a business litigation attorney with Gibbons P.C. In his practice, he also calls upon his background as a former Assistant United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey to effectively and efficiently defend corporate clients and individuals who are working through complex internal or government investigations. Mr. Walsh is also a member of his firm's Government Affairs Department, providing governmental relations assistance to the firm's clients in order to help them achieve their business goals.
Mr. Walsh has tried to verdict civil and criminal cases in the federal and state courts of New Jersey. In civil litigation, he has both sought and defended against temporary restraining orders and preliminary and permanent injunctions on behalf of a diverse set of clients including real estate developers, hotels, supermarkets, and closely held companies. In real estate litigation matters specifically, he has obtained summary judgment on numerous occasions defending against claims relating to restrictive covenants (a/k/a "area restrictions"), breaches of contract, fraud, and the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act. He has also represented clients in litigation and arbitration matters concerning the federal Commodities Exchange Act, the rights of minority shareholders, pharmaceutical licensing disputes, and the scope of employment restrictive covenants, including non-compete and non-solicitation agreements.
Calling upon his experience as a former federal prosecutor, Mr. Walsh regularly assists corporations and individuals in responding to grand jury subpoenas received from the Department of Justice and various state investigators. Mr. Walsh also has represented clients in securities regulatory and enforcement matters, including investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the New Jersey Bureau of Securities. Mr. Walsh currently represents several clients in connection with the IRS's Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative, which is a U.S. government program enabling noncompliant American taxpayers (many of whom possess Swiss bank accounts or other foreign, undisclosed accounts) to resolve their U.S. tax liabilities and minimize their exposure to criminal prosecution.
From 2003 through 2008, Mr. Walsh served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey, where he prosecuted criminal cases involving money laundering, wire and mail fraud, mortgage fraud, identity theft, and income tax evasion. Mr. Walsh was an Associate with Gibbons from 2000 through 2003. After graduating law school, Mr. Walsh served one year clerkships for U.S. District Judge Joel A. Pisano, who was then a U.S. Magistrate Judge for the District of New Jersey, and Chief Justice Deborah T. Poritz of the Supreme Court of New Jersey. In 1997, Mr. Walsh was elected Editor-in-Chief of the Seton Hall Law Review.
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