SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that Partner William P. Keane has been elected to the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) Board of Regents to serve Region 2 (California-Northern, Nevada) for a four-year term beginning September 2022. Keane became an ACTL Fellow in 2010.
Bill has over 30 years of experience in every aspect of jury trials, administrative hearings, parallel criminal-civil proceedings, and pre-charge investigations by numerous enforcement and regulatory agencies, including U.S. Attorney’s Offices, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and the California State Attorney General’s Office.
Bill also has an extensive track record in leading internal corporate investigations on behalf of boards and general counsel of public and private companies. Allegations involving his corporate and individual clients span a vast range of subject matters, including securities and accounting fraud, trade secret theft, digital currency, antitrust, cybersecurity, FCPA violations, Medicare fraud, banking violations, environmental law charges, violation of pharmaceutical distribution regulations, numerous forms of tax violations, mail, wire and computer fraud, government false claims, and export and money laundering violations.
His internal corporate investigation experience, about which he has written and presented extensively, also frequently includes senior-executive employment issues. A particular specialty is defending attorneys and accountants. Bill also leads an active civil practice covering many of the same subject areas, in addition to complex business disputes and intellectual property matters.
Prior to joining Farella, Bill was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California. He is ranked in Chambers USA in the Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations-California section and named in The Best Lawyers in America for white collar criminal defense. He is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.