Kevin M. Askew

Senior Associate
Securities Litigation, Investigations and Enforcement

Kevin Askew, a senior associate in Orrick’s Los Angeles office, is a member of the Securities Litigation, Investigations and Enforcement Group.

Mr. Askew’s practice focuses on representing companies and individuals in connection with SEC enforcement actions, securities class actions, shareholder derivative suits and other complex commercial litigation matters. He has also represented clients in a broad range of matters involving antitrust, trade secrets, contract disputes and consumer protection claims.

Mr. Askew’s notable recent engagements include:

  • Representation of the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of a telecommunications company in connection with an SEC enforcement action alleging misstatements related to revenue recognition.
  • Representation of a municipal employee in connection with an SEC enforcement action alleging misstatements in municipal bond offering documents. Successfully argued motion to strike SEC’s request for more than US$13 million in disgorgement from client.
  • Representation of the former president of the nation’s largest mortgage lender in various securities lawsuits around the country.
  • Representation of international trust entities and Singapore-based public company in action alleging alter ego and RICO liability.

Mr. Askew has also devoted a significant portion of his time to pro bono representations in immigration and asylum matters.

Prior to joining Orrick, Mr. Askew was a litigation associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Los Angeles.

Kevin Askew
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Admitted In
  • California
Court Admissions
United States Courts of Appeals
  • Eighth Circuit
  • Ninth Circuit
United States District Court
  • Central District of California
  • Southern District of California

  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 2005
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Political Science and Economics, Rice University, 2002

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