Kendall H. MacVey

Partner

Tel: (951) 826-8226

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At a Glance

Ken handles complex, high-stakes litigation on behalf of public entities.

He is Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ Rated.

The Daily Journal has recognized Ken as a Top 20 Municipal Lawyer in California and for a Top Verdict, too.

Kendall MacVey has a great depth and breadth of litigation experience, which includes winning eminent domain, inverse condemnation, fraud, insider trading and antitrust cases before judges and juries in state and federal courts. As a partner in Best Best & Krieger LLP’s Riverside office, Ken handles complex, high-stakes litigation on behalf of public entities. In 2013, the Daily Journal named Ken one of the Top 20 Municipal Lawyers in California and recognized him for one of the Top Verdicts, Top 20 Defense Results in California.

Ken represents both private and public clients in court and before the California Public Utilities Commission, where he often appears for evidentiary hearings, oral arguments and full briefings involving ratemaking and other proceedings on behalf of public entities. He prepares amicus briefs on behalf of such organizations as the League of California Cities, the California Special Districts Association and other public entities.

Prior to joining BB&K, Ken was lead counsel in prosecuting federal antitrust and unfair competition civil law enforcement cases of national and industry-wide scope, including antitrust cases in the record and motion picture industries.

Ken makes serving his community a priority:

  • Served as the chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Antitrust Section, where he was the first and only person outside of Los Angeles County to hold this position 
  • Served as president of the Inland Empire Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, which honored him for his leadership and dedication in 2016 
  • Selected as attorney-representative to the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals judicial conference and appointed by federal judges to serve on panels for the selection of magistrate and bankruptcy judges 
  • Served an appointment to the Standing Committee for Discipline for the U.S. District Court in the Central District of California 
  • Chaired the opening ceremonies committee for the new federal courthouse in the Eastern Division of the Central District in Riverside 
  • Served an appointment to the Central District’s Settlement Officer Panel


Ken taught classes on civil litigation and eminent domain at the University of California extension programs and other institutions. Ken spoke before the Appraisal Institute, the International Right-of-Way Association, the League of California Cities, the National Association of Housing Officials, the Antitrust Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and many other professional organizations throughout the state. He presented before the Appellate Judicial Attorneys Institute of the Judicial Council of California, served as faculty for the annual Continuing Legal Education International Conferences on Eminent Doman and has, for more than 10 years, moderated the annual Federal Civil Practice Seminar with federal judges of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California’s Eastern Division. He testified before the Joint Committees of the State of California Assembly on the history of eminent domain in California. He is admitted to all the federal courts in California and is licensed to practice law in California.

Education

  • University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, J.D. 
  • Occidental College, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Daily Journal Top Verdicts, Top 20 Defense Results in California, 2013
  • Daily Journal Top 20 Municipal Lawyers in California, 2013
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ Rated.
12 Orange County Cities Prevail in Federal Antitrust Lawsuits Over Ambulance Services
Legal Alerts Sep 4, 2018

12 Orange County Cities Prevail in Federal Antitrust Lawsuits Over Ambulance Services

Ninth Circuit Affirms Lower Court’s Dismissals

Authored Articles & Publications Dec 15, 2015

A Brief Legal Guide for Local Public Officials in Responding to Terrorist Attacks

By Kendall H. MacVey

Mello-Roos Act Can Lawfully Finance Eminent Domain Actions
Legal Alerts Apr 17, 2015

Mello-Roos Act Can Lawfully Finance Eminent Domain Actions

California Appellate Court Affirms Public Water District's Action to Buy Private Water Company

Industry-run Boards Should Look over Both Shoulders
Authored Articles & Publications Mar 11, 2015

Industry-run Boards Should Look over Both Shoulders

BB&K Partner Ken MacVey Analyzes in the Daily Journal U.S. Supreme Court Cases That Analyze Antitrust Issues for Professional Boards

Best in Law: What Businesses Need to Know on Antitrust Law
Authored Articles & Publications Nov 30, 2014

Best in Law: What Businesses Need to Know on Antitrust Law

Partner Ken MacVey Explores the History of, and Reasons Behind, State and Federal Antitrust Laws in The Press-Enterprise Best in Law Column

Governor Signs Legislation Amending California's Water Service Duplication Statute
Legal Alerts Oct 3, 2014

Governor Signs Legislation Amending California's Water Service Duplication Statute

Under Some Circumstances, Cities May Have the Opportunity to Provide Recycled Water Service Within the Service Area of Private Water Companies

Ruling That Curtails Public Agencies’ Abilities to Get Order Protecting Project Planning Inspections is Decertified
Legal Alerts Jul 7, 2014

Ruling That Curtails Public Agencies’ Abilities to Get Order Protecting Project Planning Inspections is Decertified

Supreme Court Decides to Review Lower Court Case

  • “The Legalities of Quarantining Ebola” BBKnowledge, Nov. 10, 2014
  • Ruling That Curtails Public Agencies’ Abilities to Get Order Protecting Project Planning Inspections is Decertified,” BB&K Legal Alert, July 7, 2014
  • “Pre-Condemnation Entry Statutes Found Unconstitutional,” BB&K Legal Alert, March 18, 2014
  • “Great Films, Spotty Law,” Daily Journal, Feb. 28, 2014
  • “Property Owners May Not Recover Pre-Condemnation Damages for Decline in Property Values,” BB&K Legal Alert, Aug. 15, 2013
  • “The Subtle Role of Hearsay in Expert Testimony,” California Litigation
  • “The Unfair Competition Act,” The California Antitrust Law treatise
  • “California’s Proposition 90: The Kelo-Plus Strategy Fails” Planning and Environmental Law
  • “Responding Strategically to a Government Antitrust Investigation,” chapter in “Working with Government Agencies in Antitrust Law,” Aspatore Books
Public-Private Partnership Paves Way to Hotel and Convention Center Development
Client Successes Jun 4, 2018

Public-Private Partnership Paves Way to Hotel and Convention Center Development

BB&K Team Led by Partner Seth Merewitz Represents Port of San Diego in P3 Deal

Event Apr 18, 2018

2018 Federal Civil Practice Seminar

Federal Bar Association Inland Empire Chapter

Event Mar 15, 2018

The Trump Administration’s Antitrust Challenge to the Proposed AT&T and Warner Merger

UCR School of Public Policy

Event Apr 20, 2017

2017 Federal Civil Practice Seminar

Federal Bar Association Inland Empire Chapter

Client Successes Apr 6, 2017

12 Orange County Cities Beat Monopoly Claims Over Ambulance Services*

Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit After Argument by BB&K Partner Kendall MacVey

Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuits Against 12 Orange County Cities Over Alleged Ambulance Monopolies
BB&K In the News Mar 30, 2017

Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuits Against 12 Orange County Cities Over Alleged Ambulance Monopolies

BB&K Represented Several Cities

Client Successes Jul 26, 2016

California Supreme Court Sides with Public Agencies on Precondemnation Access Issue

BB&K Partner Kendall MacVey Filed Amicus Curiae Brief

Event Apr 20, 2016

2016 Federal Civil Practice Seminar

Federal Bar Association Inland Empire Chapter

Partner Kendall H. MacVey and BB&K Honored by Federal Bar Association, Inland Empire Chapter
Press Releases Feb 29, 2016

Partner Kendall H. MacVey and BB&K Honored by Federal Bar Association, Inland Empire Chapter

A Founding Member and Past President, MacVey Hailed for Dedication and Leadership

Client Successes May 26, 2015

BB&K Files Successful Amicus Brief in Eminent Domain Case

Partner Kendall H. MacVey argued that the Mello-Roos Act can be used to finance acquisitions by eminent domain

Event Jan 15, 2015

Roadway and Transit Rights of Way: Understanding the Legal and Practical Issues

Lorman Education Services

The Daily Journal Honors BB&K Attorney With Top 20 Defense Result in California
Press Releases Feb 12, 2014

The Daily Journal Honors BB&K Attorney With Top 20 Defense Result in California

Attorney Recognized for Major Case Involving Corrupt Settlement

Presentations