Kevin M. Bandy

Biography

Kevin M. Bandy concentrates his practice on administrative law, complex disputes, mass torts and multidistrict litigation, and commercial litigation. Since the beginning of his practice, Kevin has participated in high stakes litigation in multiple state and federal jurisdictions nationwide, including Florida, Ohio, and the Court of Federal Claims, and serves as a core member of the Blank Rome team servicing one of the largest and longest-running MDLs in the United States. In his first two years of practice Kevin took or defended over a dozen depositions in both the United States and Colombia, including two depositions of Colombian nationals before Colombian judges in Medellin and Apartadó. Kevin has been one of the primary drafters of dozens of procedural and substantive pleadings, including complex dispositive motions under foreign and U.S. statutory law and an opposition to a motion for class certification. A graduate of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Kevin’s pro bono work involves working alongside the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence in high-profile litigation.

During law school, Kevin served as Publications Editor for the University of Cincinnati Law Review, and law clerk for a civil litigation firm and the City of Cincinnati Law Department. He received the Ernest Karam Outstanding Excellence Award in Advocacy, Alan L. Siff Scholarship, and was a George C. Katsanis Memorial Scholarship finalist.

Outside the Firm

Kevin serves as a Co-Chair of the Cincinnati Bar Association’s Superhero Run for Kids Planning Committee, which is responsible for organizing an annual 5K race in Cincinnati and raising money for ProKids, a charity providing care for abused and neglected children in Cincinnati. He also served as a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati from 2017 to 2019. Between 2015 and 2018, Kevin served as a board member for Lane 8 Fund, Inc., a Cincinnati-based nonprofit organization that works to instill work ethic, commitment, and goal-making through the sport of swimming, and encourages inner city and low-income children to participate in swimming by providing equipment purchased from community donations.

Kevin, a former collegiate swimmer, enjoys the Miami Marlins, NFL football, and the Louisville Cardinals. Kevin competed in the men’s 200-meter butterfly at the 2012 USA Swimming Olympic Trials. Since his collegiate athletic days ended, Kevin has completed five half-marathons in Louisville, Kentucky; Orlando, Florida; and Newport, Rhode Island.

Related Industries

Experience

  • Chiquita Brands International, Inc., in the mass tort, multidistrict litigation case of In re Chiquita Brands International, Inc. Alien Tort Statute and Shareholder Derivative Litigation. Kevin was an integral part of the pre-trial preparation team defending claims brought by American citizens under the United States Anti-Terrorism Act, which ultimately resolved in a settlement on the first day of trial. He is highly involved in the remaining claims, brought by Colombian nationals under Colombian law.
  • An insurance company, in a suit against the United States Department of the Interior, challenging under the Administrative Procedure Act a decision of the Bureau of Indian Affairs to deny a claim for loss made under a $20 million loan guaranty issued by the government to guarantee a loan made to a Native American business.
  • A construction company joint venture, in a suit against the United States challenging a Small Business Administration size determination under the Administrative Procedure Act, in connection with a bid protest resulting from the award of a multi-million dollar procurement contract by the Department of the Air Force.
  • A multinational corporation involved in shipping and storage of containers, in a contract dispute with a local port terminal services provider involving claims for millions of dollars based on breach of contract, unjust enrichment, and estoppel.

Credentials

Admissions

  • Kentucky
  • Ohio

Education

  • University of Louisville, BS, magna cum laude
  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, JD, cum laude