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Fellows of the Association Award

Robert J. Kenney, Jr. - 2012

Bob Kenney is Of Counsel in the federal research practice of Hogan Lovells US LLP, having retired as a Partner in the firm as of January 1, 2012. A significant portion of his legal practice during his 39-year career has involved representation of colleges and universities and other nonprofit institutions engaged in federally sponsored research. He has represented leading research institutions in audits, investigations, and disputes with the federal government concerning direct and indirect cost recovery, and has advised numerous institutions on compliance with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars A-21, A-110, A-122, and other grants administration directives and regulations. He has also represented research institutions and companies in matters involving allegations of fraud, misconduct, and conflict of interest, and legal issues relating to intellectual property, technology transfer, human subjects research, animal care and use, and handling of select agents. He has advised and represented a number of leading research institutions on reorganizations involving affiliation or disaffiliation of research enterprises, and on risks and liabilities associated with major research projects.

Bob has been a frequent writer and speaker on a wide range of issues relating to federal grants and contracts. He has focused in particular in his writing and speaking on the subjects of cost reimbursement and federal grants administration.

Bob received his B.A from Harvard College and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. Following law school, he served three and a half years in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps of the U.S. Navy.

NACUA is pleased to recognize John Robinson as a Fellow of the Association for his extensive scholarship in higher education law over for the benefit of colleges and universities.