Farella Braun + Martel Partner William P. Keane Named Fellow Of The American College Of Trial Lawyers

Profession:Farella Braun & Martel
SAN FRANCISCO, Mar. 10, 2010 - William P. Keane, a litigation partner at Farella Braun + Martel, has been inducted as a Fellow into the American College of Trial Lawyers (the College), one of the premier professional trial-lawyer organizations in America. Keane, who chairs Farella's White Collar Crime and Internal Corporate Investigations Group, was inducted at the College's annual meeting in Palm Desert on Mar. 6. Founded in 1950, the College is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. College membership is limited to the top one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. Fellowship status is extended by invitation only, after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Lawyers must have a minimum of 15 years of trial experience to be considered for Fellowship. Keane's nearly 25-year career includes extensive jury trial experience in complex civil and criminal litigation with an emphasis in white collar criminal defense, intellectual property and commercial litigation. He defends federal criminal and enforcement actions involving a wide variety of subject matters, including allegations of accounting and securities fraud, insider-trading, mail, wire and Internet-related fraud, trade-secret theft, and antitrust violations. Keane's most recent trial defense was the federal criminal prosecution of world-class track coach Trevor Graham for alleged false statements arising out of the BALCO performance-enhancing drug investigation. Keane successfully obtained a hung jury on two of three counts, including the primary count based on the government's unproven allegations that Graham directed his athletes to use performance-enhancing drugs. Keane was then successful in arguing for a probation and home-detention sentence rather than the term of imprisonment urged by the prosecution. Prior to joining Farella in 1997...

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