Kerry focuses his practice on IP law and litigation. He is a nationally recognized life science litigator with extensive trial experience and experience in a wide variety of litigation areas. Kerry has served as general counsel for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and as a prosecutor for the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps and the Department of Justice.
Kerry has led numerous complex matters in the areas of pharmaceutical litigation, government contracts, and other commercial litigation matters, including product liability and toxic torts. As OPM’s general counsel, Kerry had principal legal responsibility to lead and advocate legal positions at Congress and to the White House on numerous matters, including health care and retirement policy issues, veterans preference hiring and the process by which the United States hires its more than 1,000 federal administrative law judges, as well as changes to numerous U.S. regulations.
Kerry is a member of Cozen O’Connor’s board of directors, the American Bar Association, South Carolina Bar Association, Federal Circuit Bar Association, Kentucky Bar Association, South Carolina Defense Trial Lawyers' Association, Richland County Bar Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the Defense Research Institute. In addition, he is a former member of the Office of Personnel Management, Executive Resource Board, the Investment Review Board, past president of the Willow Pointe Home Owners Association, and the Arthurtown Project Board of Directors.
Kerry was the senior executive responsible for the supervision and direction of the 2007 Combined Federal Campaign, a charitable drive involving more than 1.8 million federal employees, which collected a record-setting $272 million for more than 20,000 national and local charities. He also served as an adjunct professor at Drury University and Sullivan College and as an instructor at the Kentucky College of Business.
Kerry received his B.S., cum laude, from Clemson University where he was a distinguished military graduate. He is a 1996 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law, where he was articles editor of the Journal of Natural Resources and Environmental Law. In 1997, Kerry graduated from the U.S. Army Judge Advocate Officer Basic Course with honors.
Kerry has tried more than 30 cases to verdict over his career. Samplings of some recent representative matters are listed under Experience.