Michael E. Keyes
Areas of Practice: Business Litigation, Insurance Coverage, Professional Liability, Securities Litigation
Office Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Direct: 612.336.9347 / Email: email@example.com
Michael E. Keyes / Biography
Mike Keyes is an experienced commercial litigator who focuses in the areas of professional liability, securities fraud and complex business litigation. He represents partnerships, corporations and individuals throughout the United States in accountant liability, securities fraud class actions, shareholder disputes, contract disputes, and insurance coverage. He is responsible for all phases of the litigation process including first chair of jury trials, arbitration, mediation, appeals, work budgeting and investigation of claims.
Mike has represented numerous clients in class actions alleging securities fraud and represented clients in business disputes in the manufacturing, technology, real estate, grocery, gaming, and financial industries. He has delivered CLEs regarding deepening insolvency and also developed a comprehensive approach to the defense of securities fraud class actions under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. Mike has been committed to pro bono work through representation of asylum applicants, 9-11 victims, Katrina victims, the public defender’s appellate project and through the Children’s Law Center.
Leadership + Activities
- American Bar Association
- Minnesota State Bar Association
- Minnesota Lawyers for Human Rights
- Lead Counsel in Christians v. Grant Thornton, establishing law rejecting deepening insolvency as a damage theory in Minnesota.
- “From the Defense: How to Combat a Deepening Insolvency Claim,” Journal of Accountancy (2008)
- Arizona State University, B.Mus., magna cum laude, 1980
- University of Missouri, M.A. 1986
- University of Kansas, J.D., Order of the Coif, 1988
- Minnesota, 1988
- U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1988
- U.S. Court of Appeals Eighth Circuit, 1994
News + Articles
Mike Keyes authored the article, "From the Defense: How to Combat a Deepening Insolvency Claim," which appeared in the Journal of Accountancy in 2008.