Lan  Kennedy-DavisLan Kennedy-Davis’ practice of law is diverse and involves corporate transactional work, as well as all aspects of general and complex business and family law litigation. She represents clients worldwide.  Lan has worked at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France, and is fluent in English and Vietnamese.

Lan has a very strong business background.  Lan has served as CEO of Soul Electronics a/k/a “Soul by Ludacris”, a high-end headphones company after first serving as it external general counsel for three years.  She has a degree in Economics and has worked as a business consultant for Arthur Andersen/Andersen Consulting n/k/a Accenture, wherein she provided consulting services to CIGNA and PepsiCo.  Lan has also served as corporate counsel for three publicly traded companies, including in-house counsel of a Fortune 500 company, CLO of a $800 million company which was then the world's largest electronics accessories company, and CLO of a publicly traded Hong Kong conglomerate.  With a strong business background and having had extensive experience as in-house counsel, she serves corporate clients as their external general counsel and works closely with the corporations’ internal counsel and officers on transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiations, business development and litigation.  The breadth and depth of both her business and legal experience allow her to understand and appreciate how legal issues impact the business, and enable her to resolve issues efficiently and effectively. 

Lan has represented manufacturers of jet engines, gas turbine and power plants, space and aircraft controls, consumer electronics, video games, software applications, and nanotechnology, as well as physicians and their practices, pharmaceutical companies, engineering firms, marketing firms, commercial developers, carnivals, and companies involved in the business of cryptocurrency, crowdselling and crowdfunding.  Lan also has more than 20 years of experience with government contracting, qui tam actions, anti-trust and import/export laws and regulations.  She has worked on matters with the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Secret Service and has been granted Secret Security Clearance in the past.  Lan has also worked on endorsement deals with celebrities and professional athletes.

She also has an extensive and diverse commercial litigation practice.  Lan has litigated complex business disputes, shareholder disputes, intellectual property, bankruptcy, products liability, breach of warranty, contracts, indemnification, administrative law, employment law, unfair competition, foreclosures and family law.

Her litigation experience includes her participation in the following:
  • $100 million claim involving the crashes of F-16 fighter jets
  • $2.3 billion environmental claim concerning a Superfund site
  • $500,000 patent claim involving bar codes used on products
  • $40 million claim involving sit-down steering wheel mechanism used with video game platforms
  • $700,000 claim against Hong Kong manufacturer for product defects
  • Representation of a homeowner’s association with hundreds of owners to prevent a developer from building condominiums on the community’s golf course
Because Lan enjoys working with individuals, she has chosen to devote a good part of her practice to family law. She specializes in high-assets and complex family law cases.  Many of her family law clients are executives, professionals and business owners.  With her combined business and legal experience, she is able to address the complexities of property division and financial support when the case involves business ownership, valuation, determination of income, qualified and unqualified forms of compensation.  She guides her clients through a dissolution of marriage in a manner that minimizes the impact to their businesses and employment.  Lan has an abundance of compassion for her clients and understanding for her clients’ family issues and many remain in touch with her after their cases have been concluded.

  • Language

    • Vietnamese
  • Education

    University of Connecticut School of Law - J.D., with honors, 1995
    Trinity College - B.S., Economics, with faculty honors, 1991
    • Joseph A. Tauber Award (1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991)
    • United States Navy Athlete/Scholar Award (1987)
    • Wellesley College Book Award (1987)
    • Connecticut Banker Association Award (1987)
    • Daughters of the American Revolution Award (1987)
    • Hank O’Donnell Award (1987)
  • Honors

    • Pratt & Whitney Appreciation Award (1996)
    • Law Firm of the Month, Attorney At Law Magazine (2011)
    • AVVO Client’s Choice (2012)
    • Certificate of Appreciation from Seminole County Legal Aid (2017)
    • 5 out of 5 Stars Client Ratings with AVVO (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
    • Listed in Lawyers of Distinction (2018, 2019)
  • Bar Admissions

    • Connecticut (1995)
    • Florida (2001)
  • Court Admissions

    • U.S. District Courts of Florida, Bankruptcy Division
    • U.S. District Court of Texas (Northern)
    • United States Tax Court
    • U. S. District Courts of Florida (Middle, Southern)
  • Notable Cases

    • Signeo International Ltd et. al. (a/k/a Soul by Ludacris) v. Beats Electronics, LLC (a/k/a Beats by Dre) et. al.  >>
    • Signeo International Ltd et. al. (a/k/a Soul by Ludacris) v. SOL Republic  >>
    • FDIC v. Prysma Lending  >>
    • Jeunesse Global Holdings, LLC v. Sher Khan Bin Khan Mohamad  >>
    • Barley v. Barcus  >>
    • Skyemed, Inc. v. Skyemed-Orlando, Inc. et. al.  >>
    • United States of America ex relator Clifford Westbrook v. Westbrook v. Navistar Defense, et. al.  >>
    • Faull v. Faull  >>
    • Mirabile v. Mirabile  >>
    • Nguyen v. Dang  >>
    • Mai v. Truong  >>
    • Matthews, et. al. v. Matthews, Jr.  >>
    • Hipscher v. Yates Corner LLC  >>
    • Lemelson Medical Education & Research Foundation, L.P. v. Esco Electronics Corp., et. al.  >>
    • Mateel Environmental Justice Foundation v. Sprint Communications, et. al.  >>
  • Professional & Civic Activities

    • Future Dreamers & Achievers, Board Member
    • WOW (Women of the World) – Central Florida
    • Seminole County Bar Association
    • Inns of Court Seminole County
    • Connecticut Bar Association
    • The Florida Bar
  • Articles & Presentations

    • Speaker at press conference with Tim Tebow and Brendan Schaub on topics of athleticism, leadership, and their endorsements of consumer electronic products at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas 2014
    • Speaker at press conference with Tim Tebow on topics of athleticism, leadership, and his endorsement of consumer electronic products at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas 2013
    • Panelist, "Headphones, Hi-Fidelity and Audio Speakers," 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Las Vegas
    • Panelist, "What Do General Counsels Want," 2014 National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys
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