Kenneth E. McNeil, FFC Advisory Committee

Kenneth E. McNeil is a 25-year partner in the law firm of Susman Godfrey LLP. The firm specializes in trials of large-scale commercial cases and the firm was recognized last year by the American Lawyer magazine as one of the top two firms specializing in litigation in the U.S.  He is currently on the board of directors of the Lawyer’s Committee on Civil Rights — founded by President John F. Kennedy to promote civil rights enforcement.  He has been president of the 12,000-member national alumni association of the University of Wisconsin Law School. He has served on the 12-member board of the Civil Justice Institute of the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association. He has been chair of the Antitrust and Business Litigation Committee of the State Bar of Texas.  Prior to being a trial lawyer, he was an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for several years, specializing in the study of legal regulation and large-scale corporate behavior.  He has published scholarly articles, including articles on the dynamics of bureaucratic power in modern society.  He has been a long-time contributor to the Servant Leadership School, an innovative training center in Washington, D.C. that brings a deep ecumenical religious perspective to training people to deal with issues of the poor and global injustice. Contemporary application of historical religious faith has been a major area of interest for him.

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