SAN FRANCISCO--(John A. Kehoe has joined the firm as a Partner in its New York office, representing institutional investors and individuals in securities class and non-class actions.)--Girard Gibbs LLP is pleased to announce that
“We are pleased to welcome him to the firm and look forward to his contributions as we continue to elicit changes in corporate governance, promote management responsibility, and defend shareholder rights.”
Mr. Kehoe joins Girard Gibbs from Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP, where he was a partner and served as a lead attorney in several high profile securities class actions. He was previously associated with Clifford Chance LLP, a London-based global law firm where he represented Fortune 500 companies in securities and antitrust civil litigation as well as enforcement actions brought by the Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Trade Commission. Mr. Kehoe brings to Girard Gibbs his expertise and experience serving in leadership roles in securities class actions in state and federal courts throughout the United States.
“John is a valuable addition to our securities and investment fraud group,” said Girard Gibbs’ managing partner, Daniel Girard. "We are pleased to welcome him to the firm and look forward to his contributions as we continue to elicit changes in corporate governance, promote management responsibility, and defend shareholder rights.”
Mr. Kehoe stated, "Girard Gibbs is the right fit for my background because of its long term relationships with public pension funds, Taft Hartley funds, hedge funds and other institutional investors. The firm has an outstanding reputation and a strong contingent of securities lawyers. I am excited about this opportunity to further expand my practice at Girard Gibbs."
Mr. Kehoe is a 1997 graduate, magna cum laude, of Syracuse University College of Law, where he served as an Associate Editor of the Syracuse Law Review, Associate Member of the Syracuse Moot Court Board, and Alternate Member on the National Appellate Team. Mr. Kehoe received his Masters of Public Administration from the University of Vermont and his undergraduate degree from DePaul University. He is admitted to the New York and Pennsylvania Bars. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Kehoe served eight years as police officer in the State of Vermont.
About Girard Gibbs
Girard Gibbs LLP is a national litigation firm based in San Francisco and New York representing plaintiffs in class and collective actions in state and federal courts, and in arbitration matters worldwide. The firm serves individuals, institutions and business clients in cases involving securities, antitrust, personal injury, consumer protection, and employment laws. Girard Gibbs was distinguished as a Tier 1 law firm for plaintiffs’ mass tort and class-action litigation in the 2013 “Best Law Firms” list, an annual survey published in the U.S. News & World Report’s Money Issue. The National Law Journal (NLJ) named Girard Gibbs to its elite “Plaintiffs’ Hot List” for 2012, a selection of top U.S. plaintiffs’ firms recognized for wins in high-profile cases.