Kenji Price is Of Counsel in the firm's Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group and concentrates his practice on white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, complex civil litigation, crisis management, and appellate litigation.
Kenji has extensive government experience. From 2012 to 2015, Kenji served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York. During this period, he tried numerous cases to a verdict in federal court, argued appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Crcuit, and investigated and prosecuted matters involving international narcotics, money laundering, organized crime, tax fraud, and public corruption. As a federal prosecutor, Kenji investigated and prosecuted leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel, Mexico's largest narcotics trafficking criminal syndicate, and furthered efforts by U.S. law enforcement officers to capture these high-level cartel leaders.
Before working as a federal prosecutor, Kenji also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Kent A. Jordan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Honorable Robert B. Kugler of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Kenji has extensive experience as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army. A graduate of the U.S. Army Ranger School, Kenji served honorably in the elite 75th Ranger Regiment from 2004 to 2006, during which time he led approximately 30 to 40 U.S. Army Rangers on dozens of combat missions to capture high value terrorist targets. From 2003 to 2004, Kenji led soldiers in the Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade during the onset of U.S. military combat operations in Iraq. As a result of his service in the military, Kenji was twice awarded the Bronze Star medal, as well various other military decorations.
Kenji graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and an Arthur Littleton and H. Clayton Louderback Legal Writing Instructor.
Kenji serves as a Lecturer-in-Law at the University of Hawai'i William S. Richardson School of Law, where he teaches a course on Constitutional Law.
- Law Clerk, Hon. Kent A. Jordan, United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
- Law Clerk, Hon. Robert B. Kugler, United States District Court, District of New Jersey
Prior Work Experience
- U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York, Assistant U.S. Attorney (Criminal Division)
- Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Summer Associate
- Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati LLP, Summer Associate
- Author, Terry Babcock-Lumish, contributor, and Kenji Price, When America Denies Citizenship to Service Members, July 11, 2016
- Author, Client Alert, Merrill Lynch et al. v. Manning: U.S. Supreme Court Removes Arrow in the Quiver of Defendants Seeking to Litigate State Securities Lawsuits in Federal Court, May 26, 2016
- Author, Client Alert, Mitigating Risk of Liability for Discriminatory Lending in the Wake of Inclusive Communities, April 25, 2016
Areas of Practice
- Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Civil Litigation
- White Collar Criminal Defense
- New York
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
- U.S. District Court District of Hawaii
- U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
- University of Pennsylvania Law School,Philadelphia,Pennsylvania
- J.D., Editor-in-Chief, University of Pennsylvania Law Review
- Gonzaga University