Keil is a trial lawyer who regularly represents individual and corporate clients in state and federal court, as well as in arbitration proceedings. His practice focuses on all aspects of complex business litigation, including shareholder and partnership disputes, class actions, securities and financial fraud litigation, contract disputes, and trade secrets litigation. Keil has successfully represented clients in jury trials and arbitration hearings and has obtained favorable settlements on behalf of his clients in numerous other disputes. His clients value his thoughtful and common-sense approach to resolving disputes.

New York University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2005

Williams Collegemagna cum laude, 1999

Oregon State Bar, 2008

New York State Bar, 2006

U.S. District Court, Oregon

U.S. District Court, Colorado

U.S. District Court, Southern New York

U.S. District Court, Eastern New York

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Stoll Berne
Shareholder, 2016-present
Associate, 2008-2015

Covington & Burling LLP (New York, New York)
Associate, 2005-2008

American Bar Association

American Constitution Society
Oregon Lawyer Chapter, Board of Directors, 2016-present (Chair, 2017-2018)

Multnomah Bar Association
CLE Committee, 2012-2015 (Co-Chair 2014-2015)
Court Liaison Committee, 2010-2013 (Chair 2012-2013)
Young Lawyers Section, Membership Committee, 2010-2012

Oregon State Bar

Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
Business Litigation Section, Chair, 2015-2018

Public Investors Advocate Bar Association (PIABA)
Member

Campaign for Equal Justice
Board of Directors, 2016-present
Associates Committee, 2010-2016 (Co-Chair, 2014-2016)

Community Cycling Center
Chair, 2017-2018
Board of Directors, 2014-2018
Finance & Sustainability Committee, 2012-present

Oregon Civil Pleading and Litigation, 2020 Edition, author, “Answers, Affirmative Defenses, Counterclaims, and Replies”

Trial Lawyers, 2015, “You Say Yes. I Say No. Ethical Issues in Multi-Plaintiff Settlements”

Oregon Statutory Time Limitations, 2013 & 2017 Revisions, “Chapter 10: Business Litigation”

Oregon Civil Pleading and Practice, 2012 Revision, “Chapter 43: Attorney Fees, Cost Bills, and ORCP 17 Sanctions”

Oregon State Bar Litigation Journal, 2010, “Avoiding Removal and Dismissal Under the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act of 1998” read more

“Little Green Men: Protest and Federal Repression in Portland,” American Constitution Society Oregon, Portland, Oregon (August 2020)

Practice Areas

Business Litigation

From everyday contract disputes to bet-the-company litigation, our litigation team works to understand each party's priorities and to create a solution that best serves you.

Class Actions

As Oregon's leading plaintiffs'-side class actions firm, we help our clients to level the playing field and find justice. We have earned our reputation and work hard for our clients.

Healthcare Litigation

We've litigated nearly every type of healthcare dispute, ranging from complex antitrust matters to medical practice break-ups. Our clients range from small group practices to major regional integrated delivery systems and a prominent medical school.

Investor Lawsuits and Arbitrations

Stoll Berne is Oregon's premier securities litigation firm. We have represented as many or more investors in securities cases than any other firm in Oregon, and have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients.

Lawyer, Accountant & Professional Malpractice

We represent clients in disputes with attorneys, accountants, auditors, insurance brokers, stock brokers, real estate professionals, and many other professionals.

Securities Litigation

Stoll Berne is Oregon's premier securities litigation firm. We have represented as many or more investors in securities and financial advisor fraud cases than any other firm in Oregon and have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients.

Representative Cases

Auto Parts Antitrust Litigation

Steve Larson and Keil Mueller are currently representing Oregon purchasers of automobiles in over 38 putative class actions alleging that the manufacturers of a wide variety of automotive parts fixed prices for those parts.

Healthcare Antitrust Suits

The firm represented a large regional healthcare system in antitrust suits brought by a physician in state and federal courts.

FedEx Ground Class Action

Stoll Berne attorneys Steve Larson and Keil Mueller represented Oregon drivers for FedEx Ground in a class action alleging that FedEx Ground misclassified the drivers as independent contractors, but treated them like employees.

Castleton vs. Med-Tech Resource, LLC, et al.

Stoll Berne attorneys Rob Shlachter and Keil Mueller represented Med-Tech Resource, LLC, a Eugene-based distributor of medical and safety equipment and supplies, in a lawsuit brought by a former employee who sought up to $1 million in damages based on an alleged oral partnership agreement between plaintiff and the client.

Hostile Take-Over in Fitness Industry

Rob Shlachter, Tim DeJong, and Keil Mueller successfully represented CrossFit, Inc. in an attempted hostile take-over by Anthos Capital, L.P.

Traeger Grills East vs. Traeger Pellet Grills

Steve Larson and Keil Mueller obtained a jury verdict in favor of their client, a distributor of Traeger Pellet Grills, for breach of a distributorship agreement.

Innovative Sports vs. Columbia Sportswear Company

The firm successfully defended Columbia Sportswear against trade secrets claims relating to heated jackets.

Representation of Sports Memorabilia Manufacturer

The firm defended GameWear, Inc., a sports memorabilia manufacturer, against claims of breach of contract, trade libel, and intentional interference with economic relations.

Defense of Alleged Violations of the Oregon Franchise Act

We were retained less than two months before a three-week arbitration hearing to defend a franchisor and its principal in a matter involving alleged violation of the Oregon Franchise Act, fraud, breach of contract, and related claims.

Breach of Contract Against Gasoline Wholesaler

Following a five-day arbitration hearing, Rob Shlachter and Keil Mueller obtained a monetary award and injunctive relief on behalf of a retail gas station operator in a breach of contract action against a gasoline wholesaler involving a supply contract.

United States Golf Association Representation

Rob Shlachter and Keil Mueller defended the United States Golf Association in an action brought by an amateur golfer alleging breach of contract, breach of duty of good faith and fair dealing, and statutory violations arising out of the USGA's decision to rescind the golfer's amateur status.

Castleton vs. Med-Tech Resource, LLC, et al.

Stoll Berne attorneys Rob Shlachter and Keil Mueller represented Med-Tech Resource, LLC, a Eugene-based distributor of medical and safety equipment and supplies, in a lawsuit brought by a former employee who sought up to $1 million in damages based on an alleged oral partnership agreement between plaintiff and the client.

In re CenturyLink Sales Practices and Securities Litigation

Stoll Berne, led by attorneys Keith Dubanevich, Tim DeJong, and Keil Mueller, has been appointed co-lead counsel along with Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP (BLB&G) on behalf lead plaintiff the State of Oregon by and through the Oregon State Treasurer and the Oregon Public Employee Retirement Board, on behalf of the Oregon Public Employee Retirement Fund (Oregon) in a securities class action against CenturyLink, Inc. and certain of its senior executives.

Bank of New York Mellon Securities Class Action

Keith Ketterling, Keith Dubanevich, and Keil Mueller obtained a $180 million settlement on behalf of Bank of New York Mellon investors in a lawsuit alleging that the bank operated a deceptive foreign currency exchange program.

In re JPMorgan Chase & Co. Securities Litigation

A team of Stoll Berne attorneys served as Special Assistant Attorneys General to the State of Oregon in its role as co-lead plaintiff in a securities fraud class action lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase.

Auto Parts Antitrust Litigation

Steve Larson and Keil Mueller are currently representing Oregon purchasers of automobiles in over 38 putative class actions alleging that the manufacturers of a wide variety of automotive parts fixed prices for those parts.

Villanueva vs. Liberty Acquisitions Servicing, LLC

Stoll Berne represented former debtors of U.S. Bank in a consumer class action brought against a debt collection firm alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

FedEx Ground Class Action

Stoll Berne attorneys Steve Larson and Keil Mueller represented Oregon drivers for FedEx Ground in a class action alleging that FedEx Ground misclassified the drivers as independent contractors, but treated them like employees.

Stoll Berne Investigating Metals.com

Stoll Berne attorneys Keil Mueller and Cody Berne are investigating claims on behalf of investors who purchased gold or silver bullion through Metals.com. According to the CFTC and state regulators, Metals.com and others fraudulently solicited over $185 million in funds from customers to purchase gold and silver bullion.

Stoll Berne Investigating Claims Involving Galen Kopman

Stoll Berne is investigating claims involving Galen Kopman, a former broker and investment advisor who worked for LPL and Centarus.  

Stoll Berne Investigating Coronavirus (COVID-19) Financial Market Instability

Stoll Berne is investigating the impact on investors of COVID-19 and the resulting volatility in financial markets. With the end of a long bull market, many investors are now seeing evidence of mismanagement, fraud, or other investment misconduct in their accounts.

Cedar Shakes and Shingles Litigation

A class action lawsuit has been filed against some of the largest manufacturers of cedar shakes and shingles. Since 2011, these companies allegedly conspired to artificially inflate the prices of their products sold to contractors, construction companies, roofers, and others who purchased these products from distributors and resold them to end users in the United States. If you've purchased their products, you may have been overcharged and we would be interested in speaking with you.

FedEx Ground Class Action

Stoll Berne attorneys Steve Larson and Keil Mueller represented Oregon drivers for FedEx Ground in a class action alleging that FedEx Ground misclassified the drivers as independent contractors, but treated them like employees.

Innovative Sports vs. Columbia Sportswear Company

The firm successfully defended Columbia Sportswear against trade secrets claims relating to heated jackets.

Stoll Berne Investigating Metals.com

Stoll Berne attorneys Keil Mueller and Cody Berne are investigating claims on behalf of investors who purchased gold or silver bullion through Metals.com. According to the CFTC and state regulators, Metals.com and others fraudulently solicited over $185 million in funds from customers to purchase gold and silver bullion.

Stoll Berne Investigating Claims Involving Galen Kopman

Stoll Berne is investigating claims involving Galen Kopman, a former broker and investment advisor who worked for LPL and Centarus.  

Stoll Berne Investigating Coronavirus (COVID-19) Financial Market Instability

Stoll Berne is investigating the impact on investors of COVID-19 and the resulting volatility in financial markets. With the end of a long bull market, many investors are now seeing evidence of mismanagement, fraud, or other investment misconduct in their accounts.

Bank of New York Mellon Securities Class Action

Keith Ketterling, Keith Dubanevich, and Keil Mueller obtained a $180 million settlement on behalf of Bank of New York Mellon investors in a lawsuit alleging that the bank operated a deceptive foreign currency exchange program.

In re CenturyLink Sales Practices and Securities Litigation

Stoll Berne, led by attorneys Keith Dubanevich, Tim DeJong, and Keil Mueller, has been appointed co-lead counsel along with Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP (BLB&G) on behalf lead plaintiff the State of Oregon by and through the Oregon State Treasurer and the Oregon Public Employee Retirement Board, on behalf of the Oregon Public Employee Retirement Fund (Oregon) in a securities class action against CenturyLink, Inc. and certain of its senior executives.

Stoll Berne Investigating Claims Involving Galen Kopman

Stoll Berne is investigating claims involving Galen Kopman, a former broker and investment advisor who worked for LPL and Centarus.  

Stoll Berne Investigating Coronavirus (COVID-19) Financial Market Instability

Stoll Berne is investigating the impact on investors of COVID-19 and the resulting volatility in financial markets. With the end of a long bull market, many investors are now seeing evidence of mismanagement, fraud, or other investment misconduct in their accounts.

Bank of New York Mellon Securities Class Action

Keith Ketterling, Keith Dubanevich, and Keil Mueller obtained a $180 million settlement on behalf of Bank of New York Mellon investors in a lawsuit alleging that the bank operated a deceptive foreign currency exchange program.

In re JPMorgan Chase & Co. Securities Litigation

A team of Stoll Berne attorneys served as Special Assistant Attorneys General to the State of Oregon in its role as co-lead plaintiff in a securities fraud class action lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase.

State of Oregon vs. American International Group, Inc.

Tim DeJong, Jen Wagner, and Keil Mueller obtained an $8 million settlement on behalf of the Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (OPERF) in securities fraud litigation against American International Group, Inc. (AIG).

Oppenheimer Funds Securities Action

Acting as Special Assistant Attorneys General to the State of Oregon, Stoll Berne attorneys Keith Ketterling, Keith Dubanevich, Jen Wagner, and Keil Mueller obtained a $20 million settlement on behalf of the Oregon College Savings Plan in a lawsuit against Oppenheimer Funds.

Articles

Winter 2015 – “You Say Yes. I Say No. Ethical Issues in Multi-Plaintiff Settlements,” Trial Lawyer

Read this article written by Keil Mueller about ethical issues in multi-plaintiff settlements, originally published in the Winter 2015 issue of Trial Lawyer magazine, the quarterly journal of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association.

May 2013 – “Arbitration Pitfalls – The Non-Paying Party,” Multnomah Lawyer

Arbitration is often viewed as being faster, more efficient and cheaper than court litigation, but arbitration also presents challenges that traditional litigation does not.

Fall 2010 – “Avoiding Removal and Dismissal Under the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act of 1998,” Oregon State Bar Litigation Journal

Keil Mueller discusses the effect of the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act of 1998 (“SLUSA”) on Oregon Securities Law claims, and how – in certain cases – plaintiffs may avoid removal of their claims to federal court and preclusion under SLUSA. Reprinted from the Litigation Journal with the permission of the Oregon State Bar.

News

Ten Stoll Berne Attorneys Listed in the 2021 Edition of Benchmark Litigation

Stoll Berne, along with 10 individual attorneys, were recently selected to be included in the 2021 edition of Benchmark Litigation, a definitive source for America's leading litigation firms and attorneys.

Sixteen Stoll Berne Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2021

Stoll Berne is excited to announce that fifteen of our attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©2021 as well as four Shareholders, Steven Berman, Timothy DeJong, Keith Ketterling, and Steve Larson, named as Portland, Oregon’s Lawyers of the Year.

Oregon Super Lawyers 2020 Recognizes Stoll Berne Lawyers

Eleven individual Stoll Berne attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine in their 2020 Oregon Super Lawyers edition.

Ten Stoll Berne Attorneys Listed in the 2020 Edition of Benchmark Litigation

Stoll Berne, along with 10 individual attorneys, were recently selected to be included in the 2020 edition of Benchmark Litigation, a definitive source for America's leading litigation firms and attorneys.

Fifteen Stoll Berne Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2020

Stoll Berne is excited to announce that fifteen of our attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©2020 as well as three Shareholders named as Portland, Oregon’s Lawyers of the Year.

In re CenturyLink Sales Practices & Securities Litigation

A Minnesota federal judge recently denied defendants’ motion to dismiss a securities class action against CenturyLink and several of its senior executives.

Stoll Berne Named Co-Lead Counsel in Antitrust Class Action Against Manufacturers of Roofing Materials

A federal court has appointed Stoll Berne, led by partners Keith Dubanevich and Keil Mueller, as co-lead counsel in a proposed federal class action against a group of manufacturers of cedar shakes and shingles and the industry's trade association.

Eleven Stoll Berne Attorneys Listed in the 2019 Edition of Benchmark Litigation

Eleven Stoll Berne attorneys were recently selected to be included in the 2019 edition of Benchmark Litigation, a definitive source for America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys. Our award recipients include:

Fifteen Stoll Berne Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2019

Stoll Berne is excited to announce that fifteen of our attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©2019 as well as two Shareholders named as Portland, Oregon’s Lawyers of the Year.

State of Oregon Gains Lead Plaintiff Status Against CenturyLink

The State of Oregon has been designated as lead plaintiff in a national class action lawsuit against internet, telephone, and TV service provider CenturyLink.

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Awards

Benchmark Litigation
2015-2021

Oregon Super Lawyers
Rising Star, 2012-2016; 2020

The Best Lawyers in America®
2019-2021

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