Brian N. Kearney

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Brian N. Kearney is an associate in the Litigation Department who assists corporate clients in white collar criminal and civil matters. His white collar practice includes providing advice on AML and BSA litigation and compliance, including matters involving suspicious activity reports.

During law school, in addition to research and teaching assistantships, Brian worked as an intern in the office of Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider for the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey where he drafted legal memoranda on various federal issues. He also was a 2017 Ballard Spahr summer associate.

Prior to law school, Brian spent a decade as an educator at Saint Joseph's Preparatory School in Philadelphia.

Brian also is a frequent contributor to Money Laundering Watch, Ballard Spahr's blog focused exclusively on money laundering issues.

Pro Bono Experience

During law school, Brian was active in a number of pro bono projects, including the Guild Food Stamps Clinic, an organization that assists people who apply for food stamps and appeal terminations or reductions in food stamp benefits. He also participated in clinics on immigration rights, served as a 2016 election observer, and assisted Pennsylvania residents in applying for expungements of their criminal records.

While working as a Ballard summer associate, Brian contributed to a pro bono appellate matter which resulted in the granting of a new trial.

Judicial Internship

Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, 2016


Co-author, "Money Laundering Watch: 2018 Year in Review," Ballard Spahr alert, January 2, 2019

University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D. 2018)
Associate Editor and Articles Editor, Journal of Constitutional Law
Recipient, Award for Distinguished Pro Bono Service
Nonprofit Board Fellow, Wharton McNulty Leadership Program
Certificate in Business Management, Wharton School

Rutgers University (M.A. 2012)

College of the Holy Cross (B.A., magna cum laude, 2003)
Member, Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Sigma Nu honor societies


U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania