Gene Y. KangPartner
Gene Kang has extensive experience in civil litigation and corporate counseling, including trial and appellate work involving complex commercial matters, intellectual property, insurance law disputes, and labor and employment issues, and he has served as trial counsel in both federal and state courts.
Gene is a Partner in Rivkin Radler’s Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property, Insurance Coverage, and Insurance Fraud Groups. His practice includes representing a wide-array of clients, ranging from mid-size businesses to large pharmaceutical and Fortune 500 companies, in complex, high-stakes commercial litigations, such as contractual, business torts and shareholder and partnership disputes, as well as a wide variety of intellectual property matters, including Lanham Act, restrictive covenants, unfair competition, trade secrets, copyrights, trademarks, and patent cases.
Gene also represents insurance carriers in complex insurance coverage disputes and subrogation claims, including environmental and catastrophic claims, and bad faith actions, and also in prosecuting complex civil lawsuits under the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act to recover damages from large-scale insurance fraud schemes.
Prior to joining Rivkin Radler, Gene served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office where he acted as lead counsel in numerous jury trials and prosecuted high-profile felonies and homicides. While an Assistant District Attorney, Gene received the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Award for Recognition of Excellence for his dedication and service to the mission of MADD.
Gene is the immediate past President of the Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York (KALAGNY). Gene also previously sat on the board of the Korean American Association of Greater New York (KAAGNY), currently sits on the board of Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE), and is a Regional Governor for the International Association of Korean Lawyers (IAKL).
Gene was appointed by the Supreme Court of New Jersey to serve on the District Ethics Committee for Bergen County South from 2017 to 2021.
Gene graduated cum laude with Honors in Politics and Economics from New York University. Gene attended Fordham University School of Law where he served as a Notes and Articles Editor of the Fordham Urban Law Journal and was a member of the Fordham Moot Court Team. Gene currently serves as an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law.
The New Jersey Law Journal named Rivkin Radler’s Intellectual Property Practice Group the Intellectual Property Litigation Department of the Year (Midsize) for 2018. Since 2019, The Legal 500 has recommended Rivkin Radler’s Insurance Coverage practice in the insurance: advice to insurers category. The Insurance Coverage Practice Group since 2016 has been included in the Chambers USA directory in the Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer category.
Gene is a recipient of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s (NAPABA) prestigious “Best Lawyers Under 40” Award for 2022, and the 2023 recipient of the Honorable Denny Chin Alumni Award for Excellence in the Legal Profession from Fordham University School of Law. He also was named a New Jersey Super Lawyer Rising Star from 2021- 2023. In 2017, the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) awarded Gene with its Gamechanger Future Leaders Award. In 2020, Gene received a Community Contribution Award from KACE, and in 2022, Gene was recognized with an award from the Consulate General for the Republic of Korea for his outstanding service to the community.
Gene has been recognized in Ones to Watch by Best Lawyers in America® from 2021-2023. Ones to Watch is a recognition given to attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice.
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United States Court of Appeals, Third CircuitBar Affiliations
Asian American Bar Association of New York
Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey
International Association of Korean Lawyers – Regional Governor
Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York – Immediate Past PresidentEducation
Fordham University School of Law, Juris Doctor
New York University, B.A. cum laude