Kenneth I. Trujillo is a founding member of Trujillo Rodriguez & Richards, LLC a law firm with offices in Philadelphia and Haddonfield, New Jersey. He served as the City Solicitor of Philadelphia and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. Mr. Trujillo has been at the cutting edge of some the most important litigation in the country.
Mr. Trujillo’s practice is primarily in the areas of complex litigation and government relations. Mr. Trujillo and his firm have been substantially involved in antitrust, securities, consumer litigation and white collar criminal defense, as well as commercial and international litigation. Mr. Trujillo and the Firm have repeatedly made headlines for successful representation of clients in complex matters. For example, the Firm obtained a widely reported judgment of $120 million against Thorn Americas, Inc., in a class action in the New Jersey Superior Court. Mr. Trujillo has represented a wide variety of public officials and government entities, including council members, mayors, governors, states, cities, tribes and the like in civil and criminal matters.
As City Solicitor, Mr. Trujillo represented the Mayor, City Council and all departments, agencies and commissions of the City of Philadelphia. In addition, Mr. Trujillo sat on the Mayor’s cabinet and ran the 155-lawyer Law Department. During Mr. Trujillo’s tenure, the Law Department instituted a number of significant initiatives. For example, Mr. Trujillo played a major role in the planning of the Republican National Convention and advised the Mayor in implementing the Neighborhood Transformation Initiative and the development of the Eagles stadium and Phillies ballpark. As City Solicitor, Mr. Trujillo spearheaded and led economic development missions to Mexico.
Mr. Trujillo and the Firm’s lawyers have worked at the highest levels of government serving as state and federal prosecutors, municipal lawyers, judicial clerks, counsel to the Governor, Mayor, City Council and numerous departments and agencies. The Firm also has an active antitrust practice. For example, the Firm’s lawyers obtained a $50 million settlement as co-lead counsel in a multi-district antitrust matter involving the pricing of laser vision correction procedures. In the white-collar criminal defense area, the Firm has represented many defendants in high profile trial, post-trial, and appellate proceedings as well as in investigative phases.
Mr. Trujillo is active locally and nationally in civic and business matters. He is the First Vice Chair of the National Council of La Raza Board of Directors and Chair of the Board of Directors of Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc. In addition, Mr. Trujillo is the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Health Partners, a 150,000 member managed care organization. Mr. Trujillo serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of the Arts and on the Temple University Health System Board of Overseers.
In 1997, Mr. Trujillo was named by Mayor Ed Rendell to serve as a member of the City of Philadelphia Police Corruption Task Force. In 1999, Mr. Trujillo was named one of the Philadelphia Business Journal’s “40 Under 40.” In 2003, Mr. Trujillo served as counsel to Governor Ed Rendell's Transition Team and shortly thereafter, Governor Rendell appointed Mr. Trujillo to the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority, the entity that oversees the City of Philadelphia’s finances. In 2004, Mayor John F. Street asked Mr. Trujillo to serve on the Ethics Committee of his transition team. In 2005, Governor Rendell appointed Mr. Trujillo a Commissioner of the Delaware River Port Authority. Mr. Trujillo is a member of the adjunct faculty at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.