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Meg Keeley concentrates her practice on complex civil and criminal matters. She has tried over a dozen cases, including jury trials, court trials, and arbitrations, for corporations, law firms, and individuals throughout the United States. Meg focuses in particular on the defense of professional liability claims, as well as on securities litigation and enforcement. Meg is Co-Chair of the firm’s Lawyer Liability practice group.
Meg has defended major law firms in legal malpractice and other professional liability matters, including malpractice suits arising in intellectual property matters. In the last two years alone, she has represented seven of the Am Law 100 firms.
Meg also has defended issuers, underwriters, investment management firms, and corporate officers and directors in securities litigation brought under the 1933 Securities Act, the 1934 Securities Exchange Act, and the Investment Advisors Act. Her experience includes defending a Bear Stearns hedge fund manager charged with securities fraud and insider trading in a trial in which the jury acquitted on all counts.
Meg’s other trial and arbitration experience includes representing clients in accounting matters, contract disputes, professional liability, and negligence claims.
- Defended an Am Law 100 law firm in a trial involving claims of legal malpractice where the plaintiff alleged damages of more than $30 million, which were reduced by two-thirds through motion practice. The jury returned a complete defense verdict
- Defended an Am Law 100 firm in opposing a motion to disqualify
- Defended a Fortune 50 company in both an SEC enforcement action and a securities class action related to a merger
- Defended an investment bank in an SEC investigation related to the creation of a Collateralized Debt Offering (“CDO”)
- Defended an Am Law 100 firm against a legal malpractice claim related to the failure to file a complaint within the applicable statute of limitations
- Defended multiple patent prosecution law firms against legal malpractice claims related to missed filing deadlines
- Defended an investment management company in an SEC enforcement action concerning cross-trades and other alleged conflicts of interest related to the management of hedge funds and CDOs
Last Updated September 2019