Molly C. Kenney
Molly is an associate in the firm’s Philadelphia office focusing on antitrust, civil and human rights, and environmental litigation. She was drawn to Hausfeld for its excellence in litigation and its commitment to the public interest. Molly has been named a "Lawyer on the Fast Track" (2019) by The Legal Intelligencer.
Molly’s active antitrust matters include In re Domestic Airline Travel Antitrust Litigation (D.D.C.), a class action lawsuit alleging a conspiracy by United, American, Delta, and Southwest to artificially inflate domestic airline ticket prices by limiting capacity. Although discovery is ongoing, the firm has secured settlements totaling $60 million to date.
Molly’s environmental law matters include Clean Air Council v. USA et al., No. 17-4977 (E.D. Pa.), a pro bono climate change litigation case on behalf of Philadelphia’s oldest environmental non-profit, Clean Air Council, and two Pennsylvania children, seeking to prevent the federal government from rolling back critical climate change protections based on junk science.
Molly is also a member of the District Council #16 v. Sutter Health, No. RG15753647 (Sup. Ct. of Alameda County) and Duncan v. Sutter Health, No. RG17846895 (Sup. Ct. of Alameda County) case teams. These actions allege fraudulent, unlawful, and unfair business practices by a Northern California health system in violation of the California Business and Professions Code and violation of California’s Insurance Frauds Prevention Act, respectively.
Before joining Hausfeld, Molly worked for several years as a public defender, representing hundreds of clients in misdemeanor and felony cases in both the Bronx and Philadelphia. Through this work, she not only gained significant litigation experience but also solidified her passion for addressing issues of access to justice.
Molly graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she was a Legal Practice Skills Instructor. She served as co-director of the Criminal Record Expungement Project and as co-president of the Equal Justice Foundation. She also represented clients in criminal cases and immigration court proceedings through her participation in Penn Law’s clinics.
Molly earned her bachelor’s degree from American University, graduating summa cum laude and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She completed her junior year of study at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is a 2008 Harry S. Truman Foundation Scholar. Prior to attending law school, Molly worked on the federal and state policy team at a social policy think tank in Washington, D.C.
Currently, Molly serves as a pro bono supervising attorney for Federal Reentry Court Clinic with the Supervision to Aid Reentry (STAR) Program of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She was recognized in 2019 by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for her valuable contributions to the program. She also serves as co-chair of the Young Friends of the Youth Sentencing and Re-entry Project, a Philadelphia-based non-profit that works to keep children out of adult jails and to bring home people sentenced as children to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Additionally, Molly is an observer on the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance’s Board of Directors through the Philadelphia Bar Foundation’s Board Observer Program.