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Keara M. Gordon

DLA Piper

New York, NY, USA


Keara M. Gordon

PRACTICES
Securities Litigation
Class Action Litigation
Litigation
Electronic Discovery Readiness and Response

EDUCATION
  • Georgetown University Law Center (1993) J.D. magna cum laude
Order of the Coif
  • Iona College (1990) B.A. summa cum laude

ADMISSIONS
District of Columbia
New York

EXPERIENCE
Keara Gordon is a member of the firm-wide Policy Committee, Associate Review and Compensation Committee, Securities Law Committee, and is co-chair of the Class Action Litigation practice group.  Her practice includes defense of class actions that involve a variety of substantive areas, including securities, privacy, insurance and consumer litigation, and financial and corporate litigation and counseling, corporate governance litigation and internal investigations.

Ms. Gordon regularly defends publicly traded companies and their officers and directors in securities class actions, in breach of fiduciary duty litigation, in appraisal actions and in internal investigations and related litigation in state and federal courts across the country, and she has been involved in appeals to the Second, Fourth, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, the appellate courts of New York, D.C., Delaware and Maryland. She has also defended broker-dealers and registered representatives in state court and in arbitrations before the National Association of Securities Dealers.

Ms. Gordon's current engagements include: her defense of a former Chief Financial Officer of a financial services and mortgage lending company in connection with multiple securities litigations; the defense of a global financial services and insurance company in litigation with a former executive involving claims of breach of fiduciary duty, breaches of contract, and the executive's theft of confidential information; her defense of a global insurance company in a putative class action for claims of breach of contract, violations of New York's deceptive practices act, violation of New York's insurance law, and unjust enrichment (in which the Court has granted our motion to deny class certification); her defense of an electronics company in putative class action litigation claiming breaches of fiduciary duty following the announcement by the electronics company that it was being acquired; her defense of a publicly traded REIT in New York State Court; her defense of an information technology company in putative class actions involving the Driver's Privacy Protection Act in federal court in Florida and Texas; and her defense of the owner of a building near the former World Trade Center in mass tort litigation filed by clean-up workers after the attacks of September 11, 2001. 
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