Ryan Keats is a member of the firm’s Securities Litigation, Enforcement, and White Collar Defense Group. He represents public companies and their officers and directors in securities class actions, shareholder derivative lawsuits, and other high-stakes litigation. He has litigated at the trial and appellate court levels, as well as in arbitration proceedings under the AAA, FINRA, and JAMS rules.
Ryan has represented clients across a range of industries including technology, communications, energy, consumer retail, and financial services. His experience includes defending claims arising under the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act, the California Corporations Code, and the Delaware General Corporations Law. Ryan has briefed issues of first impression under California law, Delaware law, and the federal securities laws.
Ryan is a graduate of Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and served as a senior editor for the American Review of International Arbitration. Ryan earned his B.A. in Literature at the University of California, San Diego. He is admitted to practice in California and New York.
Legal 500 US 2021