Keara A. Bergin

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kbergin@dpklaw.com

Phone: (212) 943-9000 x 113

Fax: (212) 943-4325                                                                 

 

Keara Bergin litigates complex commercial cases in federal and state courts throughout the country and in domestic and international arbitral proceedings. Keara’s clients include public corporations in the US and privately held firms here and abroad, as well as their individual directors and officers and stakeholders. Keara aggressively pursues her clients’ most advantageous litigation options in the context of their overall business objectives. Keara has won cases for her clients following dispositive motion, trial and arbitration hearing and appeal.

 

Keara’s practice is focused on complex commercial litigation, corporate governance and securities matters. Trained at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, she has litigated matters across numerous business segments and has tried cases and argued appeals concerning a variety of substantive legal issues. Keara also has functioned as “second look” co-counsel for clients approaching significant trials or litigation matters. Keara also conducts internal investigations and advises clients on pre-litigation and other matters. She provides expert witness analysis in foreign proceedings on the laws of United States jurisdictions and serves as New York counsel to clients involved in US multi-district litigation and cross-border proceedings. Keara’s pro bono work includes bankruptcy, employment and family dispute matters.

 

Keara’s most recent matters include:

  • ​Successfully winning motion to dismiss federal securities fraud claims against financial advisory firm;

  • Successfully quashing discovery attempts in the US made in connection with foreign litigation;

  • Conducting investigations for Demand Committees of various institutions and conducting cross border investigations for various entities;

  • Advising investment groups on litigation in which target investment entities are involved;

  • Representing investment group in litigation arising out of investment;

  • Representing a commodities trading firm in ICC arbitrations and related cross border litigation;

  • Litigating contract and related claims arising out of a Russian commodities joint venture; and

  • Representing a European insolvency administrator in US litigation involving claimed assets of the estate.  

Education

  • J.D. cum laude, Fordham University School of Law

    Editor, Fordham Law Review

  • B.S. Cornell, School of Industrial and Labor Relations

Admissions

  • New York

  • United States Supreme Court

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

  • United States District Court for the Western District of New York

 

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association

  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York

  • Past Member, Law360 Legal Industry Editorial Board

  • National Association of Women Lawyers

  • New York State Bar Association

  • SIFMA

 

Publications

  • Year In Review, Vol. 51  No. 1.  American Bar Association, Section of International Law, pages 124 - 25 (2017).

 

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