Keith is an accomplished trial and appellate lawyer with over 35 years of experience in more than a dozen different jurisdictions around the country. With a focus on complex dispute resolution, Keith is adept at handling multi-state and international antitrust cases, consumer litigation, and securities disputes. Keith has argued appeals in multiple state and federal appellate courts, and handled appeals to the U. S. Supreme Court.
Keith’s clients value his keen instincts in court and his ability to delve into complex legal issues while never losing sight of the overall strategy of a case. A judge commented that during a recent trial Keith was “remarkably thorough, … prepared, respectful, and efficient.” Keith has also received high praise from his peers including this comment about a recent arbitration proceeding: “I was so impressed with your professionalism and effectiveness. Your whole presentation was a model of what an advocate should be.”
During his time at the Oregon Department of Justice as Associate Attorney General and Chief of Staff, Keith led the creation of a civil rights unit, managed securities litigation including multiple cases against financial services companies, and supervised antitrust investigations and prosecutions. He was also involved with the adoption of legislation that expanded the Unlawful Trade Practices Act to include financial services companies.