Kent Anderson is an Associate in Brach Eichler's Litigation Practice Group. He is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US).
Prior to joining Brach Eichler, Kent served as a Deputy Attorney General in the State of New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, Division of Law. As a member of the Government & Healthcare Fraud Section, Kent investigated and prosecuted government contractor fraud and data privacy/cybersecurity consumer fraud matters. Kent acted as both lead and co-counsel in federal-state, multi-state and New Jersey-initiated investigations into potential violations of the New Jersey False Claims Act, New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act, Identity Theft Prevention Act, Computer Related Offenses Act, HIPAA/HITECH and COPPA, among other laws. He has experience with False Claims Act cases involving major financial institutions, pharmacy benefit managers, pharmaceutical companies, health care providers and health insurance companies, as well as data privacy cases involving the retail and health care industries, data aggregators, and consumer-facing websites/devices. While at the Division of Law, Kent also served as a member of the Attorney General's Cyber Working Group, which coordinates the State’s approach to cyber issues across criminal/civil law enforcement. Kent was awarded a 2017 Attorney General’s Award for Outstanding Contribution by a New Employee.
While at the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, reached a $2.5 million joint settlement with the Federal Trade Commission and smart TV manufacturer VIZIO, Inc. to resolve allegations that VIZIO violated consumer protection laws by surreptitiously tracking consumers’ television viewing habits and selling the information to marketing companies and data brokers.
While at the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, reached a $1.5 million joint settlement with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Delaware and translation services company Para-Plus Translations, Inc. to resolve allegations that Para-Plus violated the False Claims Act by submitting fraudulent invoices to various government agencies that deliberately overstated travel time and mileage incurred by its interpreters.
ADDITIONAL NOTEWORTHY INFORMATION
Kent clerked for the Honorable Barry P. Sarkisian, J.S.C. in the New Jersey Superior Court, Civil Division.
- International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Member
- New Jersey State Bar Association, Member