Overview

About Kevin

Kevin Cuddy brings large firm expertise and local knowledge to his commercial litigation matters. Clients with difficult problems rely on him to handle high-stakes cases and help them navigate complex legal issues. Kevin represents both plaintiffs and defendants on general commercial litigation matters, ranging from breach of contract and tort claims to oil and gas matters, among others. Clients in a wide array of industries – oil and gas, Alaska Native Corporations, healthcare, telecommunications, as well as more traditional commercial and retail – have relied on Kevin to help them obtain favorable results in Alaska courtrooms. He has advised many of Alaska’s largest companies on some of their most challenging cases.

Kevin began his legal career with Ropes & Gray in Boston (2000-08) and has been practicing in Alaska’s state and federal courts since 2008. He serves as the pro bono coordinator for the firm’s Anchorage office.

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Experience

Experience

  • Won dismissal of a class action against a telecommunications company in which plaintiffs claimed that the company failed to provide an adequate level of service. Plaintiffs brought claims under the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Act and a variety of common law theories.
  • Obtained denial of a requested preliminary injunction for an oil and gas company operating in Cook Inlet which, if granted, would have resulted in more than $200MM in damages.
  • Represented a major oil and gas company in a two-week evidentiary hearing and secured a denial of the government’s request to revoke the company’s probation due to alleged Clean Water Act violations.
  • Obtained denial of a requested preliminary injunction in federal court for an alarm servicing company.
  • Won dismissal of qui tam lawsuit under the False Claims Act against a major prescription drug retailer. The decision was upheld on appeal by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
  • Obtained denial of requested temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction in state court for a local electric utility and secured a favorable settlement of litigation.
  • Secured dismissal of securities fraud claims against a former CEO of a public company.
  • After a two-day hearing, obtained denial of preliminary injunction motion involving refinancing of a major hotel in Arizona.
  • Represented a local hospital in defense of various tort claims, securing multiple favorable settlements or outright dismissals.
  • Represented clients in various administrative proceedings, including winning summary judgment dismissal of alleged APOC reporting violations, filing amicus briefs in certificate of need determination matter, and handling a bid protest and appeal of a procurement decision.
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Honors

Honors & Activities

  • Selected as a “Future Star” by Benchmark Litigation (currently: Product Liability), 2013-2019
  • Chair (2012-present), member (2010-present), Ethics Committee, Alaska Bar Association
  • Selected as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” (Alaska) by Chambers USA (currently: Litigation: General Commercial), 2017-2019
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • Co-Author, “A Practitioner’s Guide to Class Actions,” (ABA 2d ed.) (Fall 2017)
  • “Social Networking Poses Ethical Dilemmas,” The Alaska Bar Rag, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2012



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