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Kevin M. Benedicto represents and advises clients in a variety of litigation matters. His areas of practice include business and corporate disputes, complex litigation, toxic torts, and securities. Prior to joining the firm, Kevin served as a judicial extern for Judge Paul J. Watford of the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.
Kevin received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was President and Chair of the Moot Court Team and served on the Managing Board of the Virginia Journal of International Law. He was also Vice President of UVA Street Law and volunteered with the Virginia Innocence Project.
Kevin graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California San Diego. Before law school, Kevin was an intern for the United States Department of Justice – Environment and Natural Resources Division.
In Hussey v. Ruckus Wireless, Inc. (N.D. Cal. 2017), the district court granted with prejudice a motion to dismiss Section 14 claims finding that plaintiff had abandoned its Section 14(d)(7) claims and failed to state a Section 14(e) claim because scienter is required and was not pled, nor was falsity adequately pled. Media coverage of this decision is linked to this bio.
Awards and Affiliations
Legal Advisory Board, Swords to Plowshares
Asian American Bar Association of San Francisco
American Bar Association
Bar Association of San Francisco
US District Court for the Northern District of California
University of California, San Diego, 2011, BA, Political Science – American Politics, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa