David G. Keyko

Partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

David G. Keyko

David G. Keyko

Partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

David G. Keyko
Partner

Mr. Keyko's practice has focused on major, complex litigation, often involving multiple parties. He has handled cases involving allegations of securities or other types of fraud, antitrust violations, ethics issues and trusts and estates issues across the country. He has conducted internal investigations and represented clients responding to government probes. Recent trials include: representing a plaintiff in a four-week bench trial in federal court in New York concerning a fraudulent scheme to finance the importation of coffee beans, which resulted in a $90 million judgment; a five-week jury trial in federal court in New Jersey concerning an alleged scheme to manipulate world-wide commodity prices; and a four-month bench trial in federal court in Louisiana concerning the finances of a bankrupt oil and gas company. He has also served as an expert witness in connection with legal malpractice litigation. Among the prominent cases Mr. Keyko has handled was the representation of the primary claimant to a $1.5 billion estate in lawsuits filed in several jurisdictions.

Mr. Keyko was recently named the "New York City Best Lawyers Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Lawyer of the Year" for 2012. He has lectured and written widely on securities, antitrust, legal ethics and general litigation topics. He is a former columnist for the New York Law Journal and has written several dozen articles on litigation and ethics issues for such publications as the National Law Journal, and Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, on whose advisory board Mr. Keyko served. He also is the past Chairman of the Professional Responsibility Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

Mr. Keyko has undertaken a variety of pro bono projects and served as Chairman of the Board of MFY Legal Services, Inc. and just completed his term as a member of the Departmental Disciplinary Committee of the First Department. He is Chairman of the Professional Responsibility Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He chaired the ad hoc committee of the Association that commented on proposed SEC regulations under Section 307 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. He is a former member of the Association's Professional and Judicial Ethics Committee.

Practices / Industries
Litigation
Antitrust & Competition
Financial Services Litigation
Securities Litigation
Health Care & Life Sciences
Corporate & Securities
Admissions
State of New York

Education
J.D., New York University School of Law, 1977
cum laude, Order of the Coif; Articles Editor, Annual Survey of American Law
B.A., Yale University, 1974
magna cum laude


Mr. Keyko is a member of Pillsbury's Sarbanes-Oxley Committee, Opinions Committee and Professional Responsibility Committee.
Representative Matters
Representative Securities Matters:
Representing media company in connection with restatement of financials.
Representing issuers in the securities laddering cases now pending in the Southern District of New York.
Defending a high tech company and officers with respect to securities claims in connection with the restatement of the company's financial statements.
Advising financial institutions about potential liabilities of their clients with respect to pending securities class actions.
Representing the trustee of a bankrupt company in connection with claims arising from the issuance of $100 million of high-yield notes.
Counseling a company in connection with allegations of insider trading of its securities.
Defended an international consumer products company in a class action involving its initial public offering.
Represented parties in takeover litigation with regard to securities issues.
Defended an industry association against charges of manipulating prices in connection with securities transfers.
Prosecuted a manufacturer's claims arising from sale of its Brazilian subsidiary for inflated securities.
Defended banks against proxy disclosure claims.
Representing a brokerage firm in an SEC investigation.

Representative Antitrust Matters:
Defending two foreign companies in connection with investigations and potential claims.
Defending a chemical company against price-fixing claims in federal and state courts.
Defended international paper manufacturer against claims of manipulation of world-wide prices of raw materials.
Represented luxury goods manufacturer in FTC pricing investigation.
Handled defense of pharmaceutical company in various FTC investigations concerning patent rights.
Counseled advertising agency in Justice Department grand jury price fixing investigation.
Defended ice cream manufacturer in dealer terminations lawsuits.

Representative Internal and Government Investigations:
Conducted internal investigations on accounting, bribery, insider trading and price fixing allegations.
Defended against SEC, Justice Department, FTC, and states attorneys general investigations.

Representative Class Action/Product Liability Cases:
Defending a manufacturer of generators from a product liability claim.
Prosecuting claims for utility companies in connection with the construction of a nuclear power plant.
Defending class action claims charging a financial services company with misleading its customers.
Overseeing the defense of product liability claims arising from the sale of prescription drugs.

Representative Law Firms Litigation:
Defended a law firm against claims of breach of fiduciary duty.
Defended a law firm in a legal malpractice suit.
Represented a law firm and its partners in disciplinary inquiries.
Defended a law firm against a lawsuit brought by a former partner.
Advised a law firm in connection with its dissolution.
Assisted a law firm in negotiating the terms of a merger with another law firm.
Served as an expert witness in connection with legal malpractice claims.
Assisted a law firm in revising its partnership agreement.
Provided advise to a law firm on conflict issues and represented it in connection with disqualification proceedings.

Representative Trust and Estates Litigation
Representing children in claims to multi-million dollar estates and trusts.
Representing an adopted daughter in her claims to her mother's $1.5 billion estate.
Defending a financial institution against charges that it mismanaged an estate.
Seeking recovery of $200 million looted from an estate.
Honors & Awards
Best Lawyers in America, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law, Litigation – Antitrust, Litigation – Banking & Finance, Litigation – Securities (2007-2013)
Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year, Ethics and Professional Responsibility — New York (2012)
Super Lawyers (2007-2011)

Chair of Practising Law Institute programs on:
Federal Pretrial Practice
Ethics for Corporate Lawyers
Ethics for New Lawyers
Courts
Courts of the State of New York; the Southern and Eastern Federal District Courts of New York; Federal District Court of Connecticut; United States Second Circuit Courts of Appeals; United States Third Circuit Courts of Appeals; United States Supreme Court

Publications 2012
Legal Ethics Opinions Concerning In-House Corporate Counsel
Authors: David G. Keyko 2009
Ethics Issues in Corporate Compliance (chapter 57)
Source: Corporate Compliance Practice Guide: The Next Generation, LexisNexis
Authors: David G. Keyko 2008
Unique Dilemmas Facing Corporate Counsel: E-Ethics in Today's eDiscovery World (chapter 26)
Source: eDiscovery for Corporate Counsel, Thomson West
Authors: David G. Keyko 10/26/2007
Practicing Ethics
Source: New York Law Journal
Author: David G. Keyko
David Keyko, a partner in Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman's litigation practice and member of the firm's Professional Responsibility Committee, authored this article which originally appeared in New York Law Journal, October 26, 2007. 6/22/2007
Practicing Ethics
Source: New York Law Journal
Author: David G. Keyko 4/27/2007
Practicing Ethics
Source: New York Law Journal
Author: David G. Keyko 2/23/2007
Practicing Ethics
Source: New York Law Journal
Author: David G. Keyko 4/29/2005
Supreme Court Rejects “Price Inflation” Theory of Pleading and Proving Loss Causation in Securities Fraud Cases Under Rule 10b-5
Authors: Bruce A. Ericson, David G. Keyko, Jeffrey R. Rendin 1/20/2005
The WorldCom and Enron Settlements: Imposing Personal Liability on Public Company Directors
Authors: Bruce A. Ericson, Terry Kee, Rodney R. Peck, Stanton D. Wong, Theresa H. Lee, David G. Keyko, Michael J. Halloran

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Education
JD, cum laude, Order of the Coif
Class of 1977

Founded in 1835, New York University School of Law has a record of academic excellence and national scholarly influence. One of the first law schools to admit women, it has been long committed to welcoming students of diverse backgrounds, people who had been discriminated against by many other institutions. Located on the University's campus in Greenwich Village, NYU Law has been a leader, and continues to be, in areas such as law and business, clinical education, public service, interdisciplinary colloquia and global studies.

BA, magna cum laude
Class of 1974

Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.

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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (formerly Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro) is an American law firm serving the energy, real estate, financial services, transportation, and technology sectors, specializing in regulatory practice, as well as corporate & securities, environment, intellectual property, litigation, employment and international law.

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New York Law Journal, a subsidiary of ALM Media Holdings, Inc., is a company headquartered in the United States that publishes legal, firm news, decisions, columns, court information and public notices.

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Member, Professional Responsibility Committee
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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (formerly Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro) is an American law firm serving the energy, real estate, financial services, transportation, and technology sectors, specializing in regulatory practice, as well as corporate & securities, environment, intellectual property, litigation, employment and international law.

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