PRINCETON, NJ, March 31, 2017 – Stevens & Lee Shareholders Patrick D. Kennedy and Maeve E. Cannon conducted a live webinar on obtaining public contracts in the state of New Jersey, hosted by Lorman Education Services on March 31, 2017.
In their presentation, “Purchasing Laws in New Jersey,” Mr. Kennedy and Ms. Cannon advised an audience of contract administrators, attorneys, controllers and accountants on how to navigate the state’s purchasing laws and bid preparation. They also explained alternative contracting methodologies that allow groups to obtain public work in New Jersey without competitive bidding.
For more than 32 years, Patrick D. Kennedy has represented private clients seeking to do business with the State of New Jersey. A former assistant to the Director of the New Jersey Department of Treasury, Division of Purchase and Property, and an Assistant Director of the New Jersey Office of Administrative Law, Mr. Kennedy focuses his practice in administrative law and corporate litigation, including public contracts with an emphasis on administrative and regulatory compliance.
He frequently appears before the State Appellate Division on emergent matters and has been successful in achieving stays of publicly advertised bids pending further judicial review. Mr. Kennedy also has extensive experience advising clients on the amicable resolution of ongoing procurement or contract compliance issues.
He received a J.D. with honors from Seton Hall University School of Law and a B.S. in Economics with honors from Rider College.
Maeve E. Cannon concentrates her practice in administrative law, regulatory compliance and public procurement and government contracts litigation. She appears before state agencies and state and administrative courts, and has an active appellate practice. She has substantial experience in all aspects of public procurement disputes at the state and local levels and advises clients at each stage of the public bidding and contract process. Additionally, Ms. Cannon serves as General Counsel to Ewing Township, NJ.
She received a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and a B.S. in Economics from Colorado College.