Kevin Walsh, a partner at Locke Lord whose practice included antitrust work as well as international litigation and arbitration matters, died of cancer on June 22.
He was 64.
Walsh was a “great colleague and a great friend,” said David G. Greene, managing partner of the firm’s New York office. Greene also described Walsh as a “brilliant lawyer” who could “tell where litigation was going and be prepared.”
Walsh had been a partner at Locke Lord since 2003 and continued working at the firm while undergoing treatment.
Among his cases, Walsh successfully defended the Pakistani government and officials sued under the Alien Tort Claims Act in the Southern District, in connection to 2008 attacks in Mumbai. The case is being appealed.
In the antitrust arena, Walsh and Greene defended all major title insurance companies at the trial level and on appeal against price fixing and conspiracy allegations from purchasers in 36 cases.
Walsh was also a contributing author to Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts.
He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law and was admitted to the bar in 1975.
Walsh began his career as an associate at the now-shuttered firm of Donovan Leisure Newton and Irvine. He later became a partner at Kelley Drye & Warren.
Apart from his legal work, Walsh enjoyed sailing and both fiction and non-fiction, said Greene.
Walsh is survived by his wife, Molly McEneny, and his children, Catherine and Brendan.
A funeral is scheduled for Thursday at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church on 213 West 82nd St.
Contributions in Walsh’s memory can be made to the Inner-City Scholarship Fund or the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.