Conrad S. Kee
Firm: Jackson Lewis P.C.
Address: 222 South Main Street, Suite 500
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
University: Washington University in St. Louis, B.A., 1984, Washington University in St. Louis, J.D., 1987
Admitted: 1987, Illinois; 1996, Connecticut; 2007, Colorado; 2014, Utah; 1996, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois; 1997, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut; 1998, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana; 1999, U.S. Dis
Biography: Conrad Shawn Kee is a Shareholder in the Salt Lake City, Utah and Stamford, Connecticut, offices 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.Honors and Recognitions•Chambers USA PublicationsSeptember 8, 2015Utah Supreme Court Adopts Presumption of Harm in Trade Secret LitigationSeptember 8, 2015In 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 employer.... April 29, 2015Utah Supreme Court Highlights Importance of Disclaimers in Employee HandbooksApril 29, 2015Guidance for employers seeking to maintain the at-will status of their employees and prevent employee handbooks and policies from becoming implied-in-fact contracts has come from the Utah Supreme Court, confirming the importance of a clear and conspicuous disclaimer prominently placed in an employee manual. Tomlinson v. NCR Corporation,... March 13, 2015Utah Governor Signs Landmark LGBT and Religious Expression Anti-Discrimination BillMarch 13, 2015Utah Governor Gary Herbert (R) has signed into law a bi-partisan bill protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people from discrimination. While other states and local governments are considering similar initiatives, the Utah law is the first enacted legislation that seeks to balance LGBT rights with religious expression... In the NewsAugust 17, 2015Jackson LewisJackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2016August 17, 2015WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 17, 2015) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country's preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 137 of the firm's attorneys have been named to the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers. In addition, 10 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective... May 22, 2015Utah Business MagazineJackson Lewis' Salt Lake City Office Opening and Conrad Shawn Kee's Move Mentioned in Utah Business MagazineMay 22, 2015Jackson Lewis' Salt Lake City office opening and Conrad Shawn Kee's move were mentioned in Utah Business Magazine's People on the Move. View Article (subscription may be required) May 18, 2015Bloomberg BusinessJackson Lewis' Addition of New Shareholders in Several Offices Mentioned in Bloomberg BusinessMay 18, 2015Jackson Lewis' addition of new Shareholders in several offices mentioned in Bloomberg Business' Jackson Lewis Expands in Several of Its Offices Nationwide. View Article (subscription may be requir BlogsNon-Compete & Trade Secrets Report Utah Supreme Court Adopts Presumption of Harm in Trade Secret Litigation September 9, 2015In 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 ... By Conrad S. Kee Non-Compete & Trade Secrets Report Illinois Federal Court Questions Fifield March 28, 2014A recent Illinois federal court decision has called into question the much begrudged holding from the Illinois Appellate Court for the First District, First Division, in Eric Fifield and Enterprise Financial Group, Inc. v. Premier Dealer Services, Inc., 373 Ill. Dec. 379, 993 N.E. 2d 938 (Ill. App. Ct. June 24, 2013). By Conrad S. Kee Non-Compete & Trade Secrets Report Tennessee Continues its Trend of Enforcing Non-Competes December 17, 2013In a recent Tennessee case, Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC v. Melissa Clemens, No. 2:13-CV-239 (E.D. Tenn., Nov. By Conrad S. Kee EventsNovember 9WebinarCorporate Governance and Internal Investigations Webinar Series: Session 3 - 2015 End-of-Year Update on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)November 9, 201512:00 PM - 1:00 PMSession 1 - Employee Whistleblower Litigation Update (David Jimenez/Sarah Baskin/Dale Owens)December 2Salt Lake City, UTUtah Labor & Employment Law SymposiumDecember 2, 20158:00 AM - 12:00 PM MSTSalt Lake Marriott City Center220 South State Street801-961-8700Salt Lake City, UT 84111 Recent legislative, regulatory and case law developments will have a profound and lasting impact on the workplace.... (Also Stamford, Connecticut Office)