Kevin Hynes is a Managing Associate in the Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution group in the New York office. 

Kevin Hynes provides strategic solutions to the problems faced at all stages of litigation by industry-leading clients in the manufacturing, technology, and financial sectors. Kevin focuses primarily on complex, multi-party disputes, including mass torts and class actions, having successfully resolved dozens of such matters. Kevin understands the risks posed to companies involved in such disputes and can efficiently and carefully guide his clients towards the best possible results.

  • Kevin’s representations and experience include:

    • Johnson & Johnson.  Kevin is a member of the Orrick team representing Johnson & Johnson in its talcum powder related litigation.  In that role, Kevin shares responsibility for developing and coordinating trial defense strategy.  He was a member of the trial team that obtained a full defense verdict in California state court in the first case involving a claim that alleged asbestos contamination of Johnson's talcum powder products caused an individual's mesothelioma (Herford v. AT&T Corp., et al., No. BC656315).  More recently, Kevin was a member of a trial team that obtained another full defense verdict in New Jersey state court involving a similar claim (Rimondi v. BASF Catalysts LLC, et al., No. MID-L-02912-17). 
    • Union Carbide Corporation. Kevin represents Union Carbide Corporation (a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company) as national counsel for asbestos litigation. In that role, Kevin develops and coordinates trial defense strategy. He has litigated the highest-profile matters in federal and state courts across the country, achieving dozens of successful outcomes.
    • The Dow Chemical Company. Kevin helped The Dow Chemical Company obtain positive resolutions in product and environmental liability matters, including individual cases from alleged exposures to products including TCE/TCA.
    • Sharp Corporation. Kevin represented the Sharp Corporation in a successful complex commercial arbitration involving the intersection of intellectual property rights and antitrust law.

    Kevin is also active in pro bono matters. As part of this work, Kevin represents human trafficking victims and asylees from Latin America in civil litigation, removal proceedings, asylum petitions, and applications for adjustment of residency status. He has also represented lower-income members of the New York community in various civil matters in state court.