Professional Biography

Stephen A. Keen Senior Counsel

  • Denver

    D +1.303.291.2394

    F +1.303.291.2494


    1900 Sixteenth Street, Suite 1400

    Denver, CO




Stephen Keen is a member of the Investment Management group of the firm’s Corporate practice, focusing primarily on the regulation of registered investment companies. With 25 years of experience, Steve is a nationally recognized authority on money market funds and money market instruments and has written extensively on these topics. He has represented the industry in connection with regulatory proposals and in developing new financial products for the money markets, most notably tender option bonds and variable rate demand preferred stock. He also advises clients on the application of federal and state laws to structured products and derivative contracts and their valuation. A graduate of University of Chicago Law School, Stephen has received repeated recognition from The Best Lawyers in America. Prior to his private practice, Stephen worked for 15 years in the legal department of the investment management company Federated Investors Inc., where he became general counsel.

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Mutual Funds Law, 2008 - 2015

Professional Leadership

  • American Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association




Areas of Focus

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Colorado


  • The University of Chicago Law School, J.D.,
    Order of the Coif
    , 1984
  • Northwestern University, B.A., Philosophy,
    Phi Beta Kappa
    , 1981