Keara Gordon's practice includes the defense of class actions that involve a variety of substantive areas, including securities, privacy, insurance and consumer litigation; financial and corporate litigation and counseling; corporate governance litigation; and internal investigations.

She regularly defends publicly traded companies and their officers and directors in securities class actions, in breach of fiduciary duty litigation, in appraisal actions and in related litigation in state and federal courts across the country, and she has been involved in appeals to the Second, Fourth, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits and the appellate courts of New York, DC, Delaware and Maryland. She also regularly represents Audit Committees and officers and directors in connection with internal investigations, and has done so in a variety of substantive areas such as accounting issues, potential OFAC violations, potential theft by company officers “tone at the top” issues, and in connection with disclosures to the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Treasury and the Department of Defense. She has also defended broker-dealers and registered representatives in state court and in arbitrations before FINRA.

Keara’s current or recent engagements include: the defense of a global airline in a putative class action; the defense of a global financial services and insurance company in a case alleging False Claims Act violations in connection with the financial assistance provided to the company by the federal government in the wake of the global financial crisis; her defense of a global insurance company in a putative class action for claims of breach of contract, violations of New York’s deceptive practices act, violation of New York’s insurance law, and unjust enrichment (in which the Court granted our motion to deny class certification); her recent defense of a former Chief Financial Officer of a financial services and mortgage lending company in connection with multiple securities litigations; her representation of an investment firm prosecuting claims for breach of fiduciary duty and fraud; her defense of a private equity firm in a case alleging fraudulent conveyance and intentional interference with prospective economic advantage; her defense of a publicly traded REIT in New York State Court; and her representation of a global company investigating potential OFAC violations.

Keara is a member of the firmwide Policy Committee, Associate Review and Compensation Committee and Securities Law Committee and is co-chair of the Class Action Litigation group.