Kendra S. Canape has joined Gordon & Rees as a partner in the Orange County office. Canape is co-chair of the Securities Litigation Group and a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation, Labor and Employment Law practice groups.
"Kendra is an excellent and dynamic attorney and we are very pleased to have her join Gordon & Rees," said Jeffrey A. Swedo, office managing partner of the firm's Orange County office. "Kendra will be co-chairing our growing Securities Litigation practice. She brings vast experience in the financial services sector and will be an asset in meeting the legal needs of our clients locally and as our firm continues to expand nationally."
Canape represents some of the largest financial services firms in the country. She has significant experience in financial services litigation representing national and regional banks, brokerage firms and registered representatives. She has also defended employers in judicial, arbitration and administrative proceedings and has litigated and counseled corporations on cybersecurity and technology issues, including emerging cybersecurity and data privacy-related issues.
Canape is admitted in California and New York. She is a member of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association and the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Canape earned her law degree from the University of San Diego Law School and her bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego.
Gordon & Rees is a national litigation and business transactions firm with more than 800 lawyers in 47 offices across the United States. Our lawyers provide full service representation to public and private companies ranging from the Fortune 500 to start-ups. Founded in 1974, Gordon & Rees is recognized among the fastest growing and largest law firms in the country and continues to climb the ranks of both the Am Law 200 and The National Law Journal. Additionally, in 2017 Law360 ranked the firm among the top 50 largest U.S. firms and The American Lawyer ranked the firm among the top 35 on its Diversity Scorecard.