Securities Litigation & Professional Liability and Securities Class Action Practices recognized for precedent-setting and business critical victories.
Kevin M. McDonough is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Securities Litigation & Professional Liability and White Collar Defense & Investigations Practices.
Mr. McDonough specializes in securities and class action litigation, SEC and other regulatory investigations and complex commercial litigation. He has represented all of the major accounting firms and numerous global financial institutions and other companies in a variety of civil actions and regulatory matters, and has been recognized by The Legal 500 for his experience in litigation involving financial institutions. Mr. McDonough represented Big Four accounting firm Ernst & Young in all civil and regulatory matters related to its role as auditor of Lehman Brothers.
Mr. McDonough is a member of Latham’s Pro Bono Committee and an active participant in the firm’s pro bono programs. He has successfully represented a defendant on death row in Louisiana in both state post-conviction proceedings and collateral civil litigation, and has represented multiple individuals before the US Citizenship and Immigration Service in their successful applications for asylum. Mr. McDonough currently serves as pro bono counsel to the Independent Commission on New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform. In recognition of his dedication to pro bono work, he received the Brooklyn Volunteer Lawyers Project's 2016 Champion of Justice Award.
Mr. McDonough is co-editor of the treatise Federal Securities Litigation: Commentary and Forms, A Deskbook for the Practitioner (2d ed. 2012). Prior to joining Latham, Mr. McDonough served as law clerk for the Honorable Joel A. Pisano in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.