Ken is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer with a practice focusing on media and communications law. He has defended reporters whose unpublished work product has been subpoenaed in criminal and civil trials, and litigated numerous major news access and defamation cases involving First Amendment rights. Ken has also defended major media corporations in copyright infringement litigation. Ken also has substantial experience as a law firm administrator. For almost 10 years he served as the firm’s Director of Professional Development, with overall responsibility for the training and professional development of the firm’s young lawyers. In 2016, Ken was named Ulmer & Berne’s General Counsel, where he now serves as the firm’s chief legal officer and principal legal counsel and adviser to the Managing Partner and the firm’s Management Committee. Ken advises management with respect to the firm’s major decisions, strategies, and transactions, and provides day-to-day advice and counsel to firm partners and senior administrative staff regarding matters of firm policy, risk management, and professional responsibility matters.
(B.A., magna cum laude, 1979)
(J.D., cum laude, 1984)