Kevin Abernethy, partner in the HBS Atlanta office, has been selected as one of the University of Georgia Alumni Association's 40 Under 40, a program designed to celebrate the university's most outstanding young alumni. The 40 Under 40 program recognizes alumni who have made an impact in business, leadership, community, educational and/or philanthropic endeavors. The group represents the very best of UGA graduates, as they have all demonstrated dedication to the University of Georgia and its mission of teaching, research and service.
Kevin has extensive litigation experience handling civil rights claims for the City of Atlanta, large complex environmental lawsuits, corporate suits, and claims involving professional negligence. In 2010, Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle appointed Kevin to a four-year term on the State Ethics Commission, a quasi-judicial body with statewide jurisdiction over ethical issues involving public officials, lobbyists, and state vendors. Kevin was selected to serve as Chairman of the Ethics Commission in 2011. He was reelected Chairman in 2012. Kevin is the youngest Chairman in Georgia’s history. In 2010, Governor Perdue appointed him to a three year term to the board of the Superior Court Clerks Retirement Fund of Georgia, a position of fiduciary responsibility and oversight over a multimillion dollar portfolio. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1999 with his B.A. in Political Science. During college, he represented his school as the UGA Student Body President.
The group will be celebrated at a Sept. 19th awards luncheon at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. Both Kevin and HBS will be highlighted in UGA Alumni Association publications distributed throughout the state.
HBS would like to congratulate Kevin for receiving this recognition. This honor recognizes the outstanding legal work performed by HBS attorneys and bolsters the firm’s reputation as a leading law firm.