Keith's practice focuses on business and employment litigation and counseling, particularly in the retail, staffing and manufacturing industries. He advises clients on a wide range of issues including:
- business disputes
- trade secrets
- corrective action
- developing policies
- investigating misconduct
- accommodating disabilities
Former Executive Committee member and managing partner of the firm's San Francisco office, with an extensive background in business administration and accounting, Keith brings business sense to his counseling, determining the overarching business issues that may impact a particular issue or dispute and advising clients accordingly.
As a litigator, Keith has successfully represented companies in issues such as:
- commercial disputes
- trade secrets
- discrimination and harassment
- wage and hour compliance
- wrongful discharge disputes
Keith also has extensive experience in arbitration and mediation of litigation matters. He has a knack for developing positive relationships not only with senior management, but with inside and outside counsel. Keith is accessible, has significant courtroom experience and is able to translate complex issues into a language that anyone can understand.
In addition to his litigation practice, Keith serves as a San Francisco and Contra Costa County Fee Resolution Arbitrator, and as a panelist for the San Francisco County Bar Association’s Early Settlement Program.
Before Fox Rothschild
Prior to joining the firm, Keith was a partner at Kauff McClain & McGuire LLP in San Francisco, California. Before law school, Keith spent several years in the accounting field.
Beyond Fox Rothschild
Keith is a guest speaker for the U.C. Berkeley Continuing Education Program – Human Resources. An active speaker, Keith has presented to lawyers, students, managers, and human resources professional concerning topics such as discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination. He also volunteers at a legal aid clinic assisting Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) applicants who are seeking to appeal denied benefits.
California Employment Law Blog
Keith discusses a wide variety of legal challenges faced by California employers, including class actions, wage and hour, overtime, discrimination, harassment and privacy issues, on the firm's California Employment Law blog.
Honors & Awards
- Named to Northern California "Super Lawyers" in the area of Labor and Employment Law by Super Lawyers Magazine (2005-2013, 2016-2019)
- Named to “Super Lawyers Business Edition” in the area of Employment and Labor Law (2013)
- Named to "Corporate Counsel Super Lawyers" in the area of Labor and Employment Law (2009-2010)