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Kent has experience investigating and litigating a wide range of high-stakes, complex commercial matters including consumer class actions, technology-related litigation involving data transfer and privacy, shareholder disputes, and trade secret/intellectual property litigation.
He has worked on False Claims Act cases involving major financial institutions, pharmacy benefit managers, pharmaceutical companies, health care providers, and health insurance companies, as well as data privacy cases involving the retail and health care industries, data aggregators, and consumer-facing websites/devices. Kent also has deep appellate experience, having represented clients in cases before the New Jersey Appellate Division, the New Jersey Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Prior to going into private practice, Kent served for four years as Deputy Attorney General at the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General where he investigated and prosecuted government contractor fraud, health care fraud, and data privacy/cybersecurity consumer fraud matters. He served as lead and co-counsel in federal/state, multistate, and New Jersey-initiated investigations into violations of the New Jersey False Claims Act, New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act, Identity Theft Prevention Act, HIPAA/HITECH, and COPPA, among other laws. In 2017, he received the Attorney General’s Award for Outstanding Contribution by a New Employee.
Kent clerked for the Hon. Barry P. Sarkisian, J.S.C. in the New Jersey Superior Court, Civil Division. A Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US), he has addressed professional audiences on the legal and regulatory impact of data breaches in addition to publishing articles on trade secret law.