The American Lawyer Magazine's Litigation Department of the Year – Labor and Employment Law Finalist 2004, Winner 2006, Finalist 2008, Finalist 2010, and Finalist 2012
Listed in the highest tier for National Labor and Employment Practice in Chambers USA 2012
Ranked in the top tier by The Legal 500 for Labor and Employment Litigation, ERISA Litigation, Labor-Management Relations, and Workplace and Employment Counseling (2012)
Ranked, National Tier 1: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, and Litigation – Labor & Employment by U.S. News and Best Lawyers (2011-2012)
Ranked #1 for "Most Prestigious" Labor and Employment Practice, Vault 2012 Associate Survey
honors + affiliations
Listed, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2005–2012)
Listed, Guide to the World's Leading Labour & Employment Lawyers 2007 (Expert Guides)
Listed as Recommended, Employment, PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook 2008
Listed, New York Super Lawyers (2008–2010)
Member, Order of the Coif, Rutgers University School of Law
- New York
- New Jersey
Kenneth J. Turnbull is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Labor and Employment practice.
Mr. Turnbull has litigated a number of high-profile and complex cases involving a wide range of issues. He routinely represents clients before state and federal courts in cases of discrimination and wrongful discharge, defends against claims for bonus and other compensation before various arbitration panels, litigates claims involving restrictive covenants and trade secrets and defends against claims arising out of corporate planning and restructuring. He also represents employers before the Department of Labor on Sarbanes-Oxley and wage and hour issues. Mr. Turnbull has also worked extensively in traditional labor matters. He represents employers before the National Labor Relations Board in collective bargaining, union representation elections, labor arbitrations and unfair labor practice charges, and has assisted employers seeking to reject their collective bargaining agreements pursuant to Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. In addition, Mr. Turnbull advises and counsels clients on important strategic business issues, including the enforcement of restrictive covenants, reductions in force, executive retention, diversity initiatives and compensation plans.
From 2005 through 2012, Mr. Turnbull was named one of the leading U.S. lawyers for employment law by Chambers USA, based on the views of clients, peers, and other industry professionals. Chambers USA 2012 notes that Mr. Turnbull's practice "places an emphasis on discrimination cases. Of late he has successfully defended employers against allegations of sex discrimination, wrongful termination, and defamation."
Mr. Turnbull is the co-chair of Morgan Lewis's Labor and Employment International Subpractice Group.
Mr. Turnbull is a contributing author to Getting the Deal Through — Labour and Employment, an annual series of deskbooks that provide international analysis in key areas of employment law and policy for corporate counsel, cross-border legal practitioners, and global team leaders. Mr. Turnbull has authored feature chapters in Getting the Deal Through — Labour and Employment 2010–2012.
Mr. Turnbull previously interned for Judge Maryanne Trump Barry of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Additionally, he was Order of the Coif at Rutgers University where he received his J.D., with honors, in 1991. While in law school, he served as editor of the Rutgers Law Review. He earned his B.S. from Lehigh University in 1986.
Mr. Turnbull is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey.
- Rutgers University School of Law, 1991, J.D., With Honors
- Lehigh University, 1986, B.S.