As the firm’s former co-managing shareholder for over 20 years, Keith has been instrumental in the growth of the firm. Keith is an experienced trial lawyer who represents institutional investors, government entities, and individuals in complex real estate litigation, securities class actions, and other large-scale litigation. Keith brings a unique perspective to his cases in that he represents victims of financial fraud and, in other instances, defends select clients who face allegations of financial or securities fraud. Consequently, his practice provides him a particularly useful perspective that is helpful in counseling clients as to the merits and risks of their specific cases.
His representation as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Oregon has involved individual securities fraud cases as well as class cases, including against Marsh, BNY Mellon, JP Morgan and Oppenheimer. Keith just completed, as lead class counsel, a securities fraud class action lawsuit against Deloitte, TD Ameritrade and 4 other law firms and professional firms. The $235 million settlement is the largest securities recovery in Oregon history and was recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a Case of the Year for 2019.
He is currently serving as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Oregon in litigation against Monsanto for damages to the state’s public trust resources from PCB contamination, the City of Seattle, and two other states in PCB litigation against Monsanto. Keith is also currently representing victims of the Oregon 2020 wildfires against PacificCorp and Pacific Power.
Keith’s clients value his counsel for his unique ability to envision and structure creative resolutions to complicated legal matters, particularly in multi-party litigation. Keith’s intuition and warm personality make him especially effective as an advocate in the federal and state courthouses where he regularly appears.