Skip to content Kendra S. Canape


5 Park Plaza
Suite 1100
Irvine, CA 92614

New York
One Battery Park Plaza
28th Floor
New York, NY 10004


J.D., University of San Diego Law School

B.A., Political Science, University of California, San Diego


Rising Stars® distinction in the fields of Securities Litigation and Employment Litigation: Defense (2018, 2021-2023, Law & Politics)


Kendra Canape concentrates her practice in securities litigation, securities regulation, and employment law. Kendra serves as the Chair of the Securities Litigation practice group and Co-chair of the Commercial Litigation practice group at GRSM. Kendra is an experienced litigator and trial counsel. She draws upon that experience to counsel financial services firms and their employees in enforcement and individual actions, class and mass action litigation and arbitrations before the securities industry’s self-regulatory organizations. In representing financial services firms and their employees, Kendra has tried dozens of cases across the country and has defended hundreds of customer claims and regulatory investigations before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), FINRA, AAA and other arbitral forums.

Kendra has been responsible for representing clients in financial services litigation and regulation, employment law, and technology and cyber risk management. She has significant experience in financial services litigation representing national and regional banks, brokerage firms and registered representatives. Kendra has also defended employers in judicial, arbitration and administrative proceedings and has litigated and counseled corporations on cybersecurity and technology issues, including emerging cybersecurity and data privacy-related issues, which include incident planning and breach response.


  • California
  • New York


  • Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), Former Member
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)