Keith Miller, a partner with the firm's Litigation practice and Chair of the Securities Enforcement practice, is based in the New York office. Keith is a former SEC enforcement attorney whose practice focuses on investigations and white collar crime matters, as well as complex civil litigation. His clients have included some of the world’s leading financial institutions, including investment banks, broker-dealers, hedge funds, investment advisers and commercial banks. Keith frequently represents these clients in civil litigation and in connection with investigations being conducted by various federal and state agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of Justice, State Attorney General Offices, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Congressional committees.
Keith has recently represented clients in high-profile litigations and investigations involving virtual currencies and decentralized crypto-currencies, LIBOR rate-rigging, insider trading through expert networking firms, the subprime mortgage and credit crisis, public pension fund investments and the use of placement agents - commonly referred to as the “pay-to-play” pension fund investigations, the Bernard Madoff scandal and other Ponzi schemes. Keith also has been involved in several high-profile regulatory investigations and litigations relating to failed hedge funds.
Recent Representative Experience:
Investigations and White Collar Representations
- Lead counsel representing a virtual currency client in responding to inquiries from federal and state law enforcement and regulatory agencies.
- U.S. counsel representing a foreign financial institution in connection with the LIBOR rate-rigging investigations.
- U.S. counsel representing a Cayman Island trust company and hedge fund administrator in connection with investigations being conducted by numerous federal agencies and the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.
- Lead counsel hired by the New Mexico State Investment Office to perform an internal review of the facts and circumstances related to the role of placement agents in investments made by the Office.
- Lead counsel representing an individual in an insider trading investigation being conducted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office relating to expert networking firms.
- Lead counsel representing the pension fund administrators of a global financial institution and a global manufacturing company in an SEC/CFTC receivership where the distribution of assets is being contested. Also acted as group lead counsel for thirteen other entities.
- Lead counsel representing independent directors of a hedge fund in connection with an SEC investigation relating to issues of valuation and cross trading.
- Lead counsel representing investors in a CDO as well as the co-issuer in litigation involving a dispute relating to the terms of bond indenture.
- Lead counsel representing an executive of a venture capital firm in a dispute with his prior firm.
- Lead counsel representing an executive of a medical laboratory in a dispute with his former partners.
- Lead counsel representing a pension fund administrator and global manufacturing company in litigation against a pension consultant relating to an investment in a Ponzi scheme.
- Listed in Expert Guides, "World's Leading White Collar Crime Lawyers," 2012 - 2013
- American Bar Association, Securities Litigation Committee; Subcommittees on Broker-Dealer Litigation & SEC Enforcement
- Paul Hastings LLP, New York, NY, Partner
- K&L Gates LLP, New York, NY, Partner
- Cadwalder, Wickersham & Taft LLP, New York, NY, Counsel, Associate
- Securities and Exchange Commission, Northeast Regional Office, Broker-Dealer Enforcement and Interpretations, Branch Chief, Staff Attorney
- New England School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1990
Editor-in-Chief, New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement
- University at Albany, State University of New York, M.A., 1987
- University at Albany, State University of New York, B.A., 1986
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit