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Conrad S. Kee

Principal
Salt Lake City

P 385-419-3529
KeeC@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Conrad Shawn Kee is a Principal in the Salt Lake City, Utah office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He is the former co-chair of the firm’s Trade Secret Protection and Non-Competition Practice Group and the director of the Jackson Lewis E-Discovery U™ programs.

Mr. Kee is often a featured speaker on employment law topics. In addition to regularly speaking at programs nationally and regionally, Mr. Kee has been interviewed on employment law issues by The Wall Street Journal, InsideCounsel, Fortune, HR News, and Investor’s Business Daily.

While at Jackson Lewis, Mr. Kee has served as lead counsel defending employment lawsuits from high-level executives against their former employers and has represented employers in affirmative litigation asserting claims for violations of employment agreements, theft of trade secrets, unfair trade practices, and unfair competition. He is one of the most experienced management side lawyers handling claims under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) and has handled dozens of USERRA matters around in the country. Additionally, Mr. Kee has handled several purported whistleblower litigation claims and investigations under the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21), the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and the False Claims Act.

Before joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. Kee served for eight years as an Army Judge Advocate in Korea, Germany, Israel, and with the Army's Litigation Division in Arlington, Virginia. While at the Army Litigation Division, he successfully defended several prominent civil suits involving allegations of sexual harassment by Army personnel. One such case was the subject of widespread public attention, including Congressional hearings, front page coverage in USA Today and the San Francisco Chronicle, and a segment on a network television news magazine program.

Mr. Kee is a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve. During 2005, Mr. Kee served in Iraq as the Staff Judge Advocate (i.e., General Counsel) for the 1st Corps Support Command (Airborne) at LSA Anaconda, the largest military installation in Iraq, located in the Sunni Triangle. As Staff Judge Advocate, Mr. Kee supervised 27 attorneys providing a full range of legal services to two installations, several military units and 35,000 soldiers. Mr. Kee is currently Staff Judge Advocate for one of the U.S. Army Reserve’s largest commands, the 807th Medical Command, which is headquartered in Salt Lake City with 11,000 soldiers in units across 24 states. Mr. Kee is the recipient of numerous military awards, including the Bronze Star.

Mr. Kee has tried civil cases and injunction proceedings in state and federal courts in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, the Virgin Islands, and Wisconsin, and has appeared as counsel in cases throughout the U.S. Mr. Kee also has represented employers in arbitrations under the auspices of the American Arbitration Association and the National Association of Securities Dealers in Colorado, Connecticut, Indiana, Missouri, New York, and Virginia, and has tried 200 criminal cases.

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August 15, 2017
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Best Lawyers in America© Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys in Its 2018 Edition

August 15, 2017

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 193 attorneys, were recognized in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a publication that has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The Best Lawyers lists are... Read More

July 27, 2017
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Michelle Phillips and Conrad "Shawn" Kee Discuss Military Transgender Ban

July 27, 2017

Michelle Phillips and Conrad "Shawn" Kee discuss implications of banning transgender people in the federal workforce in "Trump’s Tweets Against Transgender Troops May Lead to Workplace Backlash," published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

July 26, 2017
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Conrad "Shawn" Kee and Michelle Phillips Comment on Ban on Transgender Military Members

July 26, 2017

Conrad "Shawn" Kee and Michelle Phillips comment on President Donald Trump’s plan to prohibit transgender individuals from serving in the military and its impact on existing transgender protections in public and private workplaces in "Military Transgender Ban Unlikely to Have Wide Employment Impact," published by Bloomberg BNA.... Read More

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November 28, 2016

USERRA No Bar to Enforcing Employment Arbitration Agreement, Federal Appeals Court Rules

November 28, 2016

The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) does not prohibit compelling a former employee to arbitrate his USERRA claims under an arbitration agreement, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in San Francisco, has ruled. Ziober v. BLB Resources, Inc., No. 14-56374 (9th Cir. Oct. 14, 2016... Read More

November 9, 2016

New DOJ, FTC Antitrust Compliance Guidance for Human Resources Attacks No-Poaching Agreements

November 9, 2016

Criticizing non-solicitation of employees — or “no-poaching” — agreements as an alleged factor in holding back wage growth, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission have issued antitrust guidance on human resources issues. This is consistent with and continues the White House’s recent... Read More

April 14, 2016

North Carolina Supreme Court Reiterates Limited Blue Pencil Approach to Overbroad Non-Competes

April 14, 2016

Historically, North Carolina has been in the minority of states in taking the limited “blue pencil” approach to overbroad non-compete agreements — i.e., an overbroad covenant cannot be rewritten. North Carolina courts are limited to striking discrete overbroad provisions of the covenant. A 2014 North Carolina Court of... Read More

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Assessing your Anti-Corruption Compliance Program in Light of the Latest Developments Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices and UK Bribery Act

November 17, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

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Corporate Governance and Internal Investigations Webinar Series: Session 3 - 2015 End-of-Year Update on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)

November 9, 2015 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

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Utah Enacts New Laws Addressing Post-Employment Restrictions and Unauthorized Computer Use
April 22, 2016

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North Carolina Supreme Court Reiterates Limited Blue Pencil Approach to Overbroad Non-Competes
April 22, 2016

M. Robin Davis and Conrad S. Kee have written on the Jackson Lewis website about a recent decision from the North Carolina Supreme Court reversing a court of appeals decision and re-affirming that judges in that state may only apply a limited blue pencil to non-compete agreements. Read More

Utah Supreme Court Adopts Presumption of Harm in Trade Secret Litigation
September 9, 2015

In a 3-2 decision, the Utah Supreme Court has held that there is a presumption of harm for claims made under the Utah Uniform Trade Secrets Act, Utah Code § 13-24-1, et seq., and for claims for breach of a non-disclosure agreement when a former employee takes confidential information or trade secrets from her recent … Read More