Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
David G. Keyko is a partner in the New York office of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. His practice focuses on major, complex litigation, often involving multiple parties. He has handled cases involving allegations of securities and other types of fraud, antitrust violations, ethics issues, and trusts and estates issues, as well as representing clients responding to government probes. 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 of the primary claimant to a $1.5 billion estate in lawsuits filed in several jurisdictions.
Mr. Keyko has lectured and written widely on securities, antitrust, legal ethics and general litigation topics. He is a regular columnist for the New York Law Journal and he 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 has served.
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.
Mr. Keyko is a member of Pillsbury’s Sarbanes-Oxley Committee, Opinions Committee and Professional Responsibility Committee.
In 1974, Mr. Keyko graduated magna cum laude from Yale University with a B.A. In 1977, he earned his law degree cum laude from New York University School of Law, where he was a member of Order of the Coif and articles editor for the Annual Survey of American Law.
Mr. Keyko is admitted to practice in New York and before a number of federal district courts in New York and Connecticut. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second and Fifth Circuits and the U.S. Supreme Court.