An Associate practicing in the firm’s Pharmaceutical Products & Medical Devices and Toxic Torts & Products Liability groups, Heather Kenney has defended pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in state and federal courts across the country. She is currently a member of the firm’s trial team in the nationally publicized Roundup litigation. Previously, she focused on the defense of litigation involving an atypical antipsychotic medicine, as well as defended cases in nationwide medical device litigation involving a hernia repair mesh and multidistrict litigation involving bisphosphonate drugs. With a strength in research and writing, Heather excels at creatively resolving novel issues and identifying case law to support the client’s need.
In defense of serial litigation involving pharmaceuticals, Heather has authored a wide variety of motions and briefs, including summary judgment motions, Daubert motions to exclude both case-specific and litigation-wide experts, pretrial motions, and discovery motions. She has also prepared corporate witnesses and expert witnesses for deposition and trial. Heather is actively involved in fact discovery in complex litigation matters, deposing fact witnesses, propounding and responding to written discovery requests, and coordinating litigation strategies with local counsel. A key member of multiple trial teams, Heather has handled all aspects of trial workup including pre-trial motions practice, legal research, witness preparation, and preparing direct and cross-examinations.
Heather’s trial experience has extended to her pro bono practice as she has tutored students at The S.E.E.D Charter School of Washington, DC In law school, she was a member of The George Washington International Law Review and a Thurgood Marshall Scholar at The George Washington University Law School.
Lawyer by day and musician by night, Heather is no stranger to a guitar as a performing singer and songwriter of bluegrass-inspired folk music whenever time permits.
EducationWake Forest University (B.A., 2005, magna cum laude) George Washington University Law School (J.D., 2008 with honors)
- District of Columbia
- United States District Court for the District of Columbia