Keara Gordon's practice includes the defense of class actions across a variety of substantive areas, including consumer, securities, privacy, and insurance litigation in a myriad of industries; financial and corporate litigation and counseling; corporate governance litigation; and internal investigations. She has been involved in appeals to the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits, and the appellate courts of New York, DC, Delaware, and Maryland.

Keara's current or recent engagements include:

  • Won a complete defense verdict after a 61-day trial where the plaintiffs initially sought US$80 million; won counterclaims including defeating the plaintiffs'attempt to stop a redevelopment of the South Street Seaport, and the Court awarded our client US$11.4 million in attorneys' fees, disbursements, and prejudgement interest (Andejo v. South Street Seaport LP et al. New York State Supreme);
  • Won dismissals on motions to dismiss, including: Parker v. J. Crew, Circuit Court Cook County, Illinois); Kamal v. J. Crew, 2017 WL 2443062 (D. N.J. June 6, 2017) and 2016 WL 6133827 (D. N.J. Oct. 20, 2016); Russell Spitzer v. Icon Parking Systems, LLC and Stankus v. Quik Park Management LLC et al, (N.Y. Sup. 2017) (plaintiffs gave up after we filed our motions to dismiss); Snyder v. Acorn et. al., 684 Fed. Appx. 710 (10th Cir. 2017); Schutz v. Hudson News Distributors LLC, 2015 WL 6087595 (N.Y. Sup. Oct. 16, 2015); U.S. ex rel. Fox v. Dr. Reddy's Inc., 2014 WL 6750786 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 1, 2014); In re GLG Securities Litigation, 2014 WL 464762, Fed. Sec. L. Rep. P 97,809 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 3, 2014); U.S. ex rel. Casady v. Am. Int'l Grp., 2013 WL 1702777 (S.D. Cal. Apr. 19, 2013) (dismissing First Amended Complaint); U.S. ex. rel. Casady v. Am. Int'l Grp., 2014 WL 1286552 (S.D. Cal. Mar. 29, 2014) (dismissing Second Amended Complaint), aff'd, 639 Fed. Appx. 489 (9th Cir. 2016); Footbridge Limited Trust v. Countrywide Financial Corp., 770 F. Supp. 2d 618 (S.D.N.Y. 2011); SRM Global Fund L.P. v. Countrywide Financial Corp, et al., 2010 WL 2473595 (S.D.N.Y. June 17, 2010), aff'd, 448 Fed. Appx. 116 (2nd Cir. 2011); Kinlay v. Henley (N.Y. Sup. 2006); Elliott Associates L.P. et al. v. Hayes, 14 A.D.3d 435, 787 N.Y.S.2d 872 (N.Y. App. Div. 2005); In re AEGON N.V. Securities Litig., 2004 WL 1415973 (S.D.N.Y. June 23, 2004); GLB Forest v. Hight et. al., (S.D.N.Y. 2004) (plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed case after filing of motion to dismiss);
  • Won pre-emptive motion to deny class certification, which the Second Circuit affirmed, Spagnola v. Chubb Corp., 264 F.R.D. 76 (S.D.N.Y. 2010), aff'd, 531 F. Appx. 93 (2d Cir. 2013);
  • Won summary judgement motions, including:Whitaker v. Appriss, 2017 WL 3065174 (N.D. Ind. July 18, 2017) (putative class action alleging violations of federal privacy litigation, the Driver's Privacy Protection Act); Residential Holdings III LLC v. Archstone–Smith Operating Trust, 2011 WL 1364244, *3 (N.Y. App. Div. April 12, 2011) (litigation arising from a $1.2 billion real estate transaction); Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists v. Group Hospitalization and Medical Services, Inc. D/B/A Blue Cross/Blue Shield of the National Capital Area, 878 A.2d 1226 (D.C. 2005) (test case by the VACP; affirming summary judgment dismissal of fraud claim);Representing companies, audit committees and officers and directors in connection with internal investigations in a variety of substantive areas including accounting irregularities, 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;
  • Secured  favourable settlements, including: Dover v. British Airways, (E.D.N.Y.); Cody v. SoulCycle, Inc. (C.D. Cal. 2017); Cavka v. SoulCycle (C. D. Cal.) (preliminary approval motion pending); Plycos, LLC, et al. v. Tang et al., (L.A. Superior Court) and Chen v. Spokeo, Inc. (AAA Arbitration) (2016); In re Nu Horizons Shareholders Litig., (N.Y. Sup. 2011); Held v. AAA Southern New England (D. Ct. 2013); CoKinetics v. DB Capital (N.Y. Sup. 2006); Fresco v. Automotive Directions Inc., et. al., (S.D. Fla. 2009); and
  • Pro bono, as amicus counsel for Child Justice, Inc., advocated that children who are exposed to domestic violence be included in protection orders, even in instances when the child is not physically present for the violent event.The Washington State Supreme Court modified the protection order.Rodriguez v. Zavala.

Keara is a member of the firm-wide Executive Committee, the Chair of the Partner Nominating Committee, co-chair of the Class Action Litigation Practice Group, and on the Steering Committee for DLA Piper's National Leadership Alliance for Women (LAW). Keara is on the board of directors of MAC Angels, a non-profit corporation that helps families coping with ALS, and coaches her daughter's mock trial team at the Ursuline School, which in their first year of competition won first place in the 2017 Thurgood Marshall Junior Mock Trial Program.