Williams & Connolly: Margaret A. Keeley Profile
Margaret A. Keeley
Williams & Connolly LLP
725 Twelfth Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005
Meg Keeley concentrates on complex civil and criminal trials. She has represented corporations, law firms, and individuals in a wide range of issues throughout the United States, including securities fraud, accounting fraud, professional liability, and fiduciary duty matters. Most recently, Ms. Keeley’s practice has focused on both criminal and civil litigation involving structured finance products and the credit crises, including the successful defense in a jury trial of a hedge fund manager criminally charged with securities fraud and insider trading.
Ms. Keeley's trial and arbitration experience has included representing clients in federal securities and accounting matters, contract disputes, professional liability, and negligence claims. She has tried over a dozen cases, including jury trials, court trials, and arbitrations. She has also represented numerous clients in temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction hearings. Ms. Keeley’s pro bono work has included two trials with the Montgomery County public defender’s office, as well as supervising several other trial teams in the office.
Ms. Keeley grew up in Yuba City, California, just north of Sacramento. After receiving her B.A. from Georgetown University in 1991, she spent a year in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Portland, Oregon working at the local public defender’s office. Ms. Keeley received her J.D., magna cum laude and with high honors, from the University of Chicago Law School, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif. Following law school, Ms. Keeley clerked for Judge Alfred T. Goodwin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, before joining Williams & Connolly LLP in 1996. Ms. Keeley previously served several years on the Williams & Connolly Hiring Committee, and served as its Chair from 2012-2014. She has been recognized in The Washingtonian Magazine as one of the Washington, D.C. area’s best lawyers in criminal defense.