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Kandis L. Kovalsky

Associate
kkovalsky@khflaw.com
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Phone: (215) 525-1993
Fax: (215) 525-5860

123 S Broad St #1670
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19109

Associate Kandis Kovalsky is an accomplished business and trial lawyer in Philadelphia. Her practice focuses on a broad range of high stakes complex commercial and business-related civil litigation in Pennsylvania and New Jersey state and federal courts and arbitral tribunals. Kandis routinely handles expedited litigation matters, including temporary restraining orders and injunctions in federal court. 

Kandis represents both individual and institutional clients in litigation over fiduciary duties, securities fraud, trade secrets, business torts, partnership and shareholder disputes, contractual disputes, noncompetes, unfair and deceptive business practices actions. Kandis also handles civil RICO actions. Although Kandis’ practice mostly focuses on cases in active litigation, Kandis also assists clients in general business matters and litigation avoidance and has negotiated many favorable settlements for her clients.

Kandis appreciates that her job allows her to make a difference in people’s lives. She strives to make sure each of her clients achieves the best possible outcome, especially in the context of litigation. Kandis is a problem solver and enjoys developing strategies uniquely tailored to address each of her client’s needs.

Before she attended law school, Kandis was a competitive figure skater for fifteen years. While at University of Delaware, Kandis was an eight-time Intercollegiate National medalist. She was also the vice-president of the University’s figure skating team for three years during which time she helped lead the team to three national medals.

Education

J.D., Washington University in St. Louis School of Law

B.A., University of Delaware

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Pennsylvania
New Jersey
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

American Bar Association
Co-Chair, Section of Litigation YLD Division Young Lawyers Division, Litigation Section, Business Law Section

Philadelphia Bar Association
Executive Committee and YLD Liaison to the Federal Courts Committee (2018), State Civil Litigation Section, Business Law Section

Pennsylvania Bar Association
YLD Liaison to the Civil Litigation Section, Animal Law Committee

Young Lawyers Editorial Board, The Legal Intelligencer
Member Since: 2016

Community Involvement
  • President and Director, University of Delaware HenLaw Alumni Society
  • Chair, Steering Committee, University of Delaware HenLaw Society Alumni Affinity Group
  • Co-Chair, Young Professionals of Make-A-Wish Foundation's Philadelphia, Northern Delaware and Susquehanna Valley Chapter
  • Member, Young Friends of the Pennsylvania SPCA
  • Founding Member, Barnes Foundation's Young Contemporaries
  • Member, Young Friends of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia
  • Member, Young Professionals Council, Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia
  • Member, Risk Management Association Young Professionals
Articles

   ·        Psst...Your Bias Is Showing - a Response from YL Editorial Board  By the YL Editorial Board

The Legal Intelligencer – October 3, 2019


·         Jumping on the Partnership Track: Is it the Best Move for You? By the YL Editorial Board

The Legal Intelligencer – July 31, 2019


  ·        What Young Lawyers Are Actually Doing to Relieve Stress By the YL Editorial Board

The Legal Intelligencer – June 26, 2019


·         The Erosion of Due Process for Public Figures in the #MeToo Era By the YL Editorial Board

The Legal Intelligencer – February 13, 2019

 

·         Have the Courts Made Room for Inevitability Under the Defend Trade Secrets Act? By Edward T. Kang and Kandis Kovalsky

The Legal Intelligencer – November 29, 2018

 

·         When Noncompete Agreements Involve Competing Laws By Edward T. Kang and Kandis Kovalsky

The Legal Intelligencer – November 8, 2018


·         Why Lawyers Should Care About Emojis By Edward T. Kang and Kandis Kovalsky

The Legal Intelligencer – October 18, 2018


      ·         Effective Advocacy From Young Lawyers Requires Less Hostility, More Civility by The YL Editorial Board

The Legal Intelligencer – August 29, 2018

 

·          Should an Arbitrator Determine Arbitrability Where a Claim Is 'Wholly Groundless'? by Edward Kang and Kandis Kovalsky

The Legal Intelligencer – July 26, 2018

 

·           Planning for Summer Vacations or Time Off as a Young Lawyer by The YL Editorial Board

The Legal Intelligencer – July 18, 2018

 

·         Self-Authentication of ESI Under Federal Rule of Evidence 902 by Edward Kang and Kandis Kovalsky

The Legal Intelligencer – June 21, 2018

 

·          The Tables Have Turned: Four Tips for Being an Impactful Mentor by The YL Editorial Board

The Legal Intelligencer – May 2, 2018


 ·         Remote Working Programs: True Flexibility or Masked Rigidity? by The YL Editorial Board

The Legal Intelligencer – August 2, 2017

 

·          Williams Indictment: Disappointing End to a Promising Start by The YL Editorial Board

The Legal Intelligencer – March 29, 2017

 

·          Unspoken Consequences of Working in a Family-Friendly Firm by The YL Editorial Board

The Legal Intelligencer – December 14, 2016

 

·           Women In the Profession Roundtable by the YL Editorial Board

The Legal Intelligencer – November 22, 2016

 

·          Litigating the Legal Malpractice Case

Pennsylvania Bar Institute – November 2016

 

·         Associate Salaries: What Am I Worth? by The YL Editorial Board

The Legal Intelligencer – September 15, 2016

 

·          Child Abuse Bill: A First Step, But Debate Must Continue by The YL Editorial Board

The Legal Intelligencer – July 21, 2016

 

·          Advice for Young Lawyers: How to Maximize Your Conference Experience by The YL Editorial Board

The Legal Intelligencer – July 6, 2016

 

·           Wolf Needs to Nominate Eakin's Replacement Soon by The YL Editorial Board

The Legal Intelligencer – June 2, 2016

Speaking Engagements
Panelist, "Emoji Law: Are You Prepared for Emojis, Emoticons and Hashtags in Litigation?" (National Asian Pacific American Bar Association 2019 Annual Convention) 

Moderator, "The Complex Commercial Case in Arbitration" (American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division 2019 Litigation Week Webinar)