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Brandon Keel is a partner in the firm’s Trial and Global Disputes practice, where he represents clients in a variety of complex commercial litigation, focusing primarily on class actions, securities litigation, and other shareholder disputes. Brandon has represented clients through all stages of litigation in a broad array of commercial matters, including securities and consumer class actions, shareholder derivative lawsuits, contract disputes, and business torts.

Before joining King & Spalding, Brandon was a litigation associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where he represented a number of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes commercial litigation. During his time at Skadden, he helped secure dismissals of numerous putative consumer class action lawsuits against one of the nation’s leading food and beverage companies. He also represented clients in substantial litigation arising out of the financial crisis.

Brandon has served on the firm’s hiring committee and is active in the firm’s efforts to recruit new attorneys. He is a member of the Georgia and Illinois bars, as well as the Atlanta Bar Association.

Publications

  • CFPB Proposes Rule Prohibiting Class Action Waivers And Requiring Reporting Of Arbitration Information, Client Alert, May 11, 2016.
     
  • Profiting Under the Veil of Compensation: Wills v. Foster and the Application of the Collateral Source Rule to Medicare and Medicaid, 58 DePaul L. Rev. 789 (2009)
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Credentials

J.D., DePaul University College of Law, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif

B.A., University of Colorado at Boulder

Georgia

Illinois

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Matters

Representing SCANA Corporation in various litigation matters arising out of the abandonment of SCANA’s new nuclear power development at the V.C. Summer nuclear station in South Carolina, including the defense of ratepayer class actions, securities class action litigation, shareholder derivative lawsuits, and a regulatory proceeding in which SCANA achieved approval for a proposed $14.6 billion merger with Dominion Energy.

Representing Equifax, Inc. in securities class action litigation and related government investigations arising out of the data breach announced in September 2017.

Representing Quorum Health Corporation, an owner and operator of acute care hospitals, and its former officers in defense of securities class action and derivative litigation relating to Quorum’s spin-off from its former parent company.

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Representing SCANA Corporation in various litigation matters arising out of the abandonment of SCANA’s new nuclear power development at the V.C. Summer nuclear station in South Carolina, including the defense of ratepayer class actions, securities class action litigation, shareholder derivative lawsuits, and a regulatory proceeding in which SCANA achieved approval for a proposed $14.6 billion merger with Dominion Energy.

Representing Equifax, Inc. in securities class action litigation and related government investigations arising out of the data breach announced in September 2017.

Representing Quorum Health Corporation, an owner and operator of acute care hospitals, and its former officers in defense of securities class action and derivative litigation relating to Quorum’s spin-off from its former parent company.

Representing U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc., a large truckload carrier, and its directors and officers in securities class action litigation relating to the company’s 2018 initial public offering.

Representing Tivity Health, Inc., a provider of health and fitness improvement programs, and its directors and officers in securities class action and derivative litigation.

Representing Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc., an owner and operater of behavioral healthcare facilities, and its directors and officers in securities class action litigation.

Representing Aeterna Zentaris, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, and certain of its former officers in securities class action litigation arising out of the FDA’s rejection of the company’s New Drug Application.

Representing a leading company in the payment processing industry in connection with class action litigation brought on behalf of merchants.

Represented Delta Air Lines, Inc. in defense of a commercial dispute for alleged breach of contract.

Represented one of the world’s leading food and beverage companies in defense of various consumer class action litigation.

Matters

Representing SCANA Corporation in various litigation matters arising out of the abandonment of SCANA’s new nuclear power development at the V.C. Summer nuclear station in South Carolina, including the defense of ratepayer class actions, securities class action litigation, shareholder derivative lawsuits, and a regulatory proceeding in which SCANA achieved approval for a proposed $14.6 billion merger with Dominion Energy.

Representing Equifax, Inc. in securities class action litigation and related government investigations arising out of the data breach announced in September 2017.

Representing Quorum Health Corporation, an owner and operator of acute care hospitals, and its former officers in defense of securities class action and derivative litigation relating to Quorum’s spin-off from its former parent company.

See more
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Close

Matters

Representing SCANA Corporation in various litigation matters arising out of the abandonment of SCANA’s new nuclear power development at the V.C. Summer nuclear station in South Carolina, including the defense of ratepayer class actions, securities class action litigation, shareholder derivative lawsuits, and a regulatory proceeding in which SCANA achieved approval for a proposed $14.6 billion merger with Dominion Energy.

Representing Equifax, Inc. in securities class action litigation and related government investigations arising out of the data breach announced in September 2017.

Representing Quorum Health Corporation, an owner and operator of acute care hospitals, and its former officers in defense of securities class action and derivative litigation relating to Quorum’s spin-off from its former parent company.

Representing U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc., a large truckload carrier, and its directors and officers in securities class action litigation relating to the company’s 2018 initial public offering.

Representing Tivity Health, Inc., a provider of health and fitness improvement programs, and its directors and officers in securities class action and derivative litigation.

Representing Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc., an owner and operater of behavioral healthcare facilities, and its directors and officers in securities class action litigation.

Representing Aeterna Zentaris, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, and certain of its former officers in securities class action litigation arising out of the FDA’s rejection of the company’s New Drug Application.

Representing a leading company in the payment processing industry in connection with class action litigation brought on behalf of merchants.

Represented Delta Air Lines, Inc. in defense of a commercial dispute for alleged breach of contract.

Represented one of the world’s leading food and beverage companies in defense of various consumer class action litigation.

Credentials

J.D., DePaul University College of Law, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif

B.A., University of Colorado at Boulder

Georgia

Illinois

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois