Kenneth Allen Polite, Jr. Shareholder, New Orleans
Mr. Polite practices in the areas of business litigation, appellate advocacy, and government investigations and white collar criminal defense. Through his career as a federal prosecutor, criminal defense attorney, and corporate litigator, Mr. Polite’s experience includes jury trials, internal investigations, regulatory and administrative proceedings, and extensive motion practice.
Immediately prior to joining Liskow, Mr. Polite served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. There, he served as lead counsel in dozens of investigations and prosecutions of federal criminal offenses, including bribery, extortion, narcotics trafficking, money laundering, and identity theft. In addition to several jury trial convictions in the areas of public corruption and organized crime, Mr. Polite’s experience as a federal prosecutor includes successfully briefing and arguing several cases before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
Prior to serving as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Mr. Polite practiced for six years with a New York-based law firm. His primary practice area was white collar criminal defense, including conducting several internal investigations of accounting irregularities and representing company executives in parallel criminal and administrative proceedings.
A graduate of Harvard University and Georgetown University Law Center, Mr. Polite clerked for the Honorable Thomas L. Ambro, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.