Michael L Keeley

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Michael Keeley is a leading antitrust lawyer, with more than 25 years of experience. He has obtained antitrust clearance for large and complex strategic mergers and tried monopolization and patent jury cases. Keeley has particular experience in defending litigated merger challenges, including the Antitrust Division's challenges to SunGard/Comdisco and the sale by Tyson Foods of a poultry processing complex to George's Foods.

Keeley’s recent M&A work includes Dell’s $67 billion acquisition of EMC, Tyson Foods’ acquisitions of Keystone Foods and American Proteins Inc., and Thermo Fisher Scientific's $13.6 billion acquisition of Life Technologies, as well as a series of strategic acquisitions for private equity clients.

Keeley represented Momenta Pharmaceuticals in a series of antitrust cases involving patent enforcement, as well as another leading generic pharmaceuticals manufacturer in the ongoing price-fixing litigations.

Professional Memberships

Co-Chair, Mergers & Acquisitions Committee, ABA Section of Antitrust Law (2018–present); Vice-Chair, Mergers & Acquisitions Committee, ABA Section of Antitrust Law (2015–2018); Member of ABA Section of Antitrust Law's Task Force on Foreign Investment (2013–2015).


JD, cum laude – Fordham University School of Law (1995); BS, with Honors – Fordham University (1992)