Keith is an accomplished trial, appellate, and healthcare lawyer with over 35 years of experience in more than a dozen different jurisdictions around the country. With a focus on complex dispute resolution, with particular emphasis in the healthcare industry, Keith is adept at handling multi-state and international antitrust cases, consumer litigation, and securities disputes. In healthcare, he has handled peer review disputes, partnership and incorporation matters, and billing investigations.

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 trial court judge commented that during a recent trial Keith was “remarkably thorough, … prepared, respectful, and efficient.”

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.

Tulane University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1983
Moot Court Board
Louisiana Trial Lawyers Award for Outstanding Advocacy
Order of the Barristers

Northeastern University, B.S., Public Administration, with high honors, 1980

A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center, Mediation Certificate, 1997

Oregon State Bar, 1998

Texas State Bar, 1983

U.S. District Court, Oregon

U.S. District Court, Connecticut

U.S. District Court, Northern Florida

U.S. District Court, Southern New York

U.S. District Court, Southern Texas

U.S. District Court, Eastern Texas

U.S. District Court, Western Wisconsin

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court

Massachusetts, 1990 (Inactive)

Stoll Berne
Shareholder, 2012-present

Oregon Department of Justice
Associate Attorney General and Chief of Staff, 2012-2012
Chief of Staff and Special Counsel, 2009-2012
Special Counsel, 2009

Garvey Schubert Barer
Shareholder, 1998-2008

Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. (Houston, Texas)
Partner, 1992-1998
Associate, 1983-1988, 1989-1992

Hale & Dorr (Boston, Massachusetts)
Associate, 1988-1989

Oregon Law Commission
Commissioner, 2016-present

Oregon State Bar
Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section Executive Committee, Chair, 2018; Chair-elect, 2017; 2015-present
Business Litigation Section Executive Committee, 2002-2009; Chair, 2008; Chair-elect, 2007; Treasurer, 2007; Secretary, 2006

American Bar Association
Antitrust and Litigation Sections, Member

Children’s Cancer Association
Legal Advisor,2017-present

Mazamas Mountaineering Association
Board of Directors, Chair, 2007

Hoyt Arboretum Friends
Board of Directors, 2012-2017; President, 2013-2017

“Deposing the Organization,” Multnomah Bar Association CLE, Portland, Oregon (March 2020)

“Proportionality in Practice,” Oregon State Bar Business Litigation Section CLE, Portland, Oregon (September 2017)

“Oregon Public Employee Retirement Fund v. Marsh & McLennan: Lessons Learned,” Oregon State Bar Business Litigation Section CLE, Portland, Oregon (May 2017)

“Telephone Consumer Protection Act,” Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, Portland, Oregon (May 2014)

“US Supreme Court Update: Chadbourne & Parke v. Troice; Mississippi v. Au Optronics; and Halliburton v. Erica John Fund. What’s changed and what’s coming up next session.” Oregon State Bar Securities Regulation Section CLE, Portland, Oregon, (June 2014)

“Presidential Tweets, Yelp Reviews, FREE BOOZY, and Admissibility,” OSB Litigation Journal (Fall 2017)

“Class Arbitration: Permissible? Preventable? Who Gets to Decide?” 26 Oregon State Bar Litigation Journal 3 (2007)

“Jurisdiction: In Personam and In Rem,” 1 Oregon Civil Pleading and Practice Chapter 2 (2006)

“Personal Jurisdiction in a Virtual World,” Texas Bar Journal, February 2003

“A Brief Introduction to Product Liability Law in the United States,” China Chamber of Commerce for Machinery and Electronics News Report, 3rd Issue, 2002

“Minimizing Exposure – Personal Jurisdiction in the Silicon Forest,” 62 Oregon State Bar Bulletin 21 (December 2001)

“You Can Advertise, But Don’t Sell That Product: Virtual Jurisdiction in Washington,” Washington Law Journal, June 2001

“Personal Jurisdiction in the Silicon Forest,” Oregon Law Journal, June 2001

“Health Care Litigation and Confidentiality – Unique Discovery Issues,” Oregon Health Law (Summer 2000)

“State by State Guide to Managed Care Law,” Oregon, Aspen Publishing (1999, 2000, 2001)

“Qui Tam Suits,” Oregon Health Law (Winter, 1998/1999)

“Whistle-Blower Reward Programs Signal the Need to Accelerate Compliance Efforts,” Patient Accounts, Healthcare Financial Management Association (August 1998)

Keith is an avid runner, skier, and cyclist. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking with his wife and family.

Practice Areas

Antitrust Litigation

We represent United States and international companies and consumers in all aspects of antitrust litigation, including, price-fixing, customer allocation, market division, price discrimination, and unfair or deceptive trade practices.

Appellate

Stoll Berne's attorneys provide expert advice to clients on appellate issues at every stage of our representation. The firm's attorneys have appeared before federal circuit courts of appeal throughout the United States and the Oregon appellate courts.

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.

Elections & Government Law

We provide advice and counsel to political campaigns, candidates, and individuals involved in state and local political or governmental processes.

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.

Internal Investigations

We specialize in complex independent investigations of public bodies and private companies. Our deep experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants enables us to approach investigations without bias.

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

Healthcare Antitrust Suits

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

“Pay for Delay” Class Action

The firm recently concluded a "pay for delay" class action against pharmaceutical companies that manufacture Aggrenox, a stroke medication.

Defense of Regional Hospital in Antitrust Case

Keith Dubanevich and Yoona Park defended a regional hospital group in a wrongful termination and antitrust action filed in Deschutes County by a physician who lost hospital privileges when terminated by his professional group.

Cable Services Class Action

Keith Dubanevich prosecuted a class action in New Jersey challenging a cable company's unlawful bundling of cable services with set top boxes.

International Market Price-Fixing Allegations

Keith Dubanevich defended a Japanese corporation in multidistrict litigation and arbitration alleging price-fixing and market allocation violations in the international parcel tanker shipping market.

Customer Misallocation Allegations in Shipping Industry

Stoll Berne attorney Keith Dubanevich represented a domestic shipping company against customer allocation allegations in multi-district litigation consolidated in Puerto Rico.

OPERF vs. Marsh

In a securities fraud lawsuit alleging that the defendant misrepresented key information about its services and finances, a team of Stoll Berne attorneys represented the lead plaintiff State of Oregon Public Employee Retirement Fund.

Amicus Briefs re Affordable Care Act

Keith Dubanevich co-authored amicus briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court regarding the Affordable Care Act.

Landlord Delay of Delivery of Premises for Healthcare Center

Keith Dubanevich and Jen Wagner successfully represented a tenant in a delivery delay case for a local healthcare center.

Receptionist Services Suit

Keith Dubanevich and Cody Berne are representing a class of customers whose complaint seeks damages for breach of contract for charges for receptionist time not actually used. 

Defense of Regional Hospital in Antitrust Case

Keith Dubanevich and Yoona Park defended a regional hospital group in a wrongful termination and antitrust action filed in Deschutes County by a physician who lost hospital privileges when terminated by his professional group.

Telephone Consumer Protection Act Class Action

Keith Dubanevich prosecuted a Telephone Consumer Protection Act class action claim against a national food marketing company.

Real Estate Developer Dispute

Keith Dubanevich represented a real estate developer in a separation dispute with his former company.

Senior Executive Severance Benefits Arbitration

Keith Dubanevich represented a senior executive who sought severance benefits in arbitration after a merger of two public companies resulted in a substantial change in her responsibilities.

Equity Investors Ownership Disputes in Bankruptcy Court

The firm represented equity investors in ownership disputes pending in bankruptcy court.

Exclusive Long-Term Contract Dispute

In a dispute involving an exclusive long-term contract, Keith Dubanevich represented the plaintiff, a product supplier.

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.

Premera Blue Cross Data Breach

Stoll Berne serves as interim liaison counsel in a multi-district litigation pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. 

Receptionist Services Suit

Keith Dubanevich and Cody Berne are representing a class of customers whose complaint seeks damages for breach of contract for charges for receptionist time not actually used. 

“Pay for Delay” Class Action

The firm recently concluded a "pay for delay" class action against pharmaceutical companies that manufacture Aggrenox, a stroke medication.

A.F., et al. vs. Providence Health Plan

Keith Dubanevich and Josh Ross represented children with autism in a class action against Providence Health Plan.

Telephone Consumer Protection Act Class Action

Keith Dubanevich prosecuted a Telephone Consumer Protection Act class action claim against a national food marketing company.

Cable Services Class Action

Keith Dubanevich prosecuted a class action in New Jersey challenging a cable company's unlawful bundling of cable services with set top boxes.

Senior Executive Severance Benefits Arbitration

Keith Dubanevich represented a senior executive who sought severance benefits in arbitration after a merger of two public companies resulted in a substantial change in her responsibilities.

A.F., et al. vs. Providence Health Plan

Keith Dubanevich and Josh Ross represented children with autism in a class action against Providence Health Plan.

Defense of Regional Hospital in Antitrust Case

Keith Dubanevich and Yoona Park defended a regional hospital group in a wrongful termination and antitrust action filed in Deschutes County by a physician who lost hospital privileges when terminated by his professional group.

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.

Unauthorized Practice of Law Claim

Keith Dubanevich and Josh Ross, together with Portland attorney Diane Sykes, recently represented the Oregon State Bar in an action against a Florida lawyer and his associates who targeted Oregon immigrants. 

Landlord Delay of Delivery of Premises for Healthcare Center

Keith Dubanevich and Jen Wagner successfully represented a tenant in a delivery delay case for a local healthcare center.

Real Estate Developer Dispute

Keith Dubanevich represented a real estate developer in a separation dispute with his former company.

Equity Investors Ownership Disputes in Bankruptcy Court

The firm represented equity investors in ownership disputes pending in bankruptcy court.

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.

OPERF vs. Marsh

In a securities fraud lawsuit alleging that the defendant misrepresented key information about its services and finances, a team of Stoll Berne attorneys represented the lead plaintiff State of Oregon Public Employee Retirement Fund.

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

Spring 2018 – “Presidential Tweets, Yelp Reviews, FREE BOOZY, and Admissibility,” ABA Pretrial Practice & Discovery Newsletter

Keith Dubanevich authored an article in the Spring 2018 edition of the American Bar Association Pretrial Practice & Discovery Newsletter.

Fall 2017 – “Presidential Tweets, Yelp Reviews, FREE BOOZY, and Admissibility,” OSB Litigation Journal

Keith Dubanevich authored an article in the Fall 2017 edition of the Oregon State Bar’s Litigation Journal.

June, 2015 – “The Unfortunate Rise of Elder Financial Abuse,” June Issue of the Multnomah Lawyer

Elder financial abuse is the theft or conversion of money or other property by caregivers, relatives or other people. The number and complexity of elder financial abuse reports has grown significantly over the past decade.

October 10, 2014 – “Prepare Your Business for an Oil Spill,” Portland Business Journal

“Recent disasters involving railroad shipments of crude oil have raised concerns about the impact of accidents involving trains carrying oil to refineries, terminals and ports in the Pacific Northwest.”

July 12, 2013 – “Ten Ways Companies Can Keep Legal Costs in Check,” Portland Business Journal

Legal fees may be inevitable for some businesses but they can be managed and minimized.

January 10, 2013 – “Corporate Designee Depositions,” CLE Presentation

Keith Dubanevich’s CLE Presentation to the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, Business Litigation Section entitled “Corporate Designee Depositions”.

November 1, 2011 – “Testimony Before Oregon Senate re Foreclosure Issues,” Oregon Senate Video

Keith Dubanevich provides testimony before the Oregon Senate regarding Foreclosure Issues.

December 9, 2010 – “Interview of Keith Dubanevich,” Comcast Newsmakers

Keith Dubanevich, as Chief of Staff and Special Counsel to the Oregon Department of Justice, is interviewed on Comcast Newsmakers regarding consumer fraud scams:

News

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.

Court Issues Opinion on Communication with Clients by Ruby Receptionists

An Oregon federal court judge issued an Opinion on May 29, 2020 that the defendant, Ruby Receptionists, Inc., and defense counsel cannot communicate with the class members absent a prior court approval.

Law360 Publishes Ruby Receptionists Article re Class Certification

Law360 published an article, "Law Offices Win Cert. in Digital Receptionist Billing Suit," on April 24, 2020 regarding an Oregon federal court certifying a class action against Ruby Receptionists.

Court Certifies Class Action Against Ruby Receptionists

An Oregon federal court certified a class action in McKenzie Law Firm et al. v. Ruby Receptionists, Inc., USDC D. OR, Case No. 3:18-cv-1921-SI on April 24, 2020.

Stoll Berne Files Amicus Brief to Pause In-Person Immigration Court Proceedings

Stoll Berne filed a friend of the court (amicus) brief on Monday, March 30, 2020 on behalf of Former Federal Immigration Judges and Members of the Board of Immigration Appeals in support of

Keith Dubanevich Presents at MBA CLE – March 12, 2020

Stoll Berne attorney Keith Dubanevich presented at the March 12, 2020 Multnomah Bar Association CLE. Keith, along with John Dunbar of Dunbar Law LLC, and Beverly Pearman of the Port of Portland, discussed, "Deposing the Organization."

Court Grants Final Approval of Settlement in Premera Data Breach Lawsuit

A United States District Court Judge has granted final approval of a settlement in the Premera data breach lawsuit, which arose after Premera was the target of an external criminal-cyberattack that

Keith Dubanevich Quoted in Oregonian Regarding Ruby Receptionists

Stoll Berne attorney Keith Dubanevich was quoted in a January 9, 2020 article in the Oregonian. The article, "Ruby Receptionist faces $30 million lawsuit for allegedly overcharging clients," can be found here.

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.

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Awards

Benchmark Litigation
State Litigation Star, 2015-2020

Martindale Hubbell
AV* Rated

Oregon Super Lawyers
2006-2009; 2014-2020

The Best Lawyers in America®
2014-2021
Lawyer of the Year, Portland: Litigation – Antitrust, 2020

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