John Kennedy is an accomplished attorney with considerable expertise in investigating and litigating fraud cases, having spent more than 25 years as a white-collar prosecutor with the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General. During that time, Mr. Kennedy directed the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor’s civil and criminal enforcement efforts for more than 10 years. His practice focuses on anti-fraud litigation, False Claims Act litigation, and internal investigations.
While in State service, Mr. Kennedy was second-in-command of the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor, helping lead an office with a staff of 120 attorneys, investigators and support staff, and a case list averaging several hundred criminal cases and several thousand civil cases. Simultaneously, Mr. Kennedy prosecuted some of the office’s most significant matters, securing state prison sentences for, among others, doctors who accepted cash kickbacks for patient referrals, and an insurance producer who stole nearly $2 million from his clients.
Between 2000 and 2005, Mr. Kennedy served as Deputy Director and then Director of the Office of Government Integrity, where he helped forge a new approach to promoting integrity in government, by combining the Attorney General’s civil and criminal authority in a single office. OGI was New Jersey’s first statewide inspector general’s office, and it promoted integrity and accountability in executive branch agencies through rigorous and impartial investigations.
Mr. Kennedy has prosecuted a wide range of white-collar crimes, including insurance frauds of all kinds, environmental crimes and tax frauds. Mr. Kennedy is also an accomplished appellate advocate, having represented the Attorney General in four cases before the New Jersey Supreme Court and dozens before the Appellate Division.