Kerry B. McTigue

Co-Chair, Intellectual Property

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.



Cozen O’Connor Announces Changes to Firm Management 2022

March 23, 2022

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce the following changes in firm leadership positions for the 2022 year.

Waiving Coronavirus Research Liability Driven by Lost HIV Work

March 17, 2020

Kerry McTigue spoke with Bloomberg Law about the level of urgency that the government is asking drugmakers to work towards a vaccine for coronavirus.

Cozen O'Connor Intellectual Property Attorneys Featured in IP Stars 2017

May 26, 2017

Six Cozen O'Connor Intellectual Property attorneys were featured in IP Stars 2017.

Kerry McTigue Argues That Biosimilar Notice Rule Is Not Absolute

April 04, 2016

Kerry McTigue's oral argument in Amgen Inc. v. Apotex Inc. was discussed in a Law360 article covering the case.

Kerry McTigue Discusses IP Career with Law360

July 31, 2013

Kerry McTigue was recently interviewed by Law360 in an article titled,

Events & Seminars

Past Events

AIPLA 2017 Spring Meeting

May 17, 2017 - San Diego, CA

9th Annual Paragraph IV Disputes Conference

April 27, 2015 - New York, NY

Paragraph IV Disputes

December 04, 2012 - San Francisco, CA


  • University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., 1996
  • Clemson University, B.S., 1993
  • Kentucky
  • South Carolina
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court -- South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court -- Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Texas

American Bar Association

South Carolina Bar Association

Federal Circuit Bar Association

Kentucky Bar Association

South Carolina Defense Trial Lawyers' Association

Richland County Bar Association

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Defense Research Institute