Accolades

Practices

Keker & Van Nest represents plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of substantive areas. Our clients include companies in the fields of semiconductors, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, biotech, software, networking, the Internet, and consumer goods.


Antitrust

The recent economic upheaval, coupled with corporate and financial scandals and a new administration, created an increasingly sharp focus on antitrust issues. Large and small companies are being subjected to intense government scrutiny, and criminal antitrust prosecutions are recording both record fines and increasingly lengthy periods of incarceration.

Appellate

On appeal, as in trial, our attorneys display tactical sophistication and a penchant for getting to the point. At Keker & Van Nest, our briefs have a tone that is scholarly and credible, yet also pragmatic, incisive and never boring.

Consumer & Class Actions

Successfully defending complex consumer or class action lawsuits requires a legal team that knows the most effective strategies, as well as how to protect your bottom line.

Contract & Commercial

Keker & Van Nest represents plaintiffs and defendants in a broad range of commercial disputes. This representation includes federal and state court litigation, arbitrations, mediations, and appeals.

Intellectual Property

When cases matter most, the world’s leading innovators and product developers call on us to protect their technology and intellectual property, indeed, their core businesses. We help our clients deal with IP disputes of every type -- patents, trade secrets, copyrights, and trademarks.

Pro Bono

Keker & Van Nest has a long and proud tradition of providing pro bono representation, ranging from high-impact civil rights litigation affecting whole communities (including groundbreaking litigation fighting racial profiling by the California Highway Patrol) to habeas corpus, criminal, immigration and asylum matters on behalf of individuals.

Professional Liability

For more than 30 years, we have been a “go to” firm for legal practices and lawyers facing substantial liability from claims of legal malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and malicious prosecution in California and throughout the country. We also have an impressive track record of successfully representing accounting firms accused of professional negligence.

Securities

We bring our trial skills to every setting in which securities problems arise, from investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice, to class actions and shareholder derivative suits.

White Collar Criminal

In the wake of Enron and other high-profile cases, corporations and executives have increasingly found their business decisions to be the subject of criminal inquiries. Criminal enforcement has stepped up in recent years in the areas of securities and finance, antitrust, tax, foreign contracting and Food and Drug Administration regulation.

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