Charles J. Keeley

Charles Keeley is a partner of Satterlee Stephens LLP.

Mr. Keeley is a litigator who represents clients in a broad range of commercial disputes, including in the areas of securities, contract, tort, banking, insurance, fraudulent transfer, consumer fraud, RICO, intellectual property, and employment.  He counsels clients ranging from major financial institutions, Fortune 100 companies, insurance companies and brokers, individual directors and officers, real estate developers and small businesses and business owners.  He has particular experience representing banks and multinational companies in complex litigation, including securities class actions and bankruptcy litigation.  He also assists companies and their board of directors in conducting internal investigations and has defended them in investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice and in other regulatory matters.  In addition, he has successfully represented clients in arbitrations before FINRA.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Keeley was an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York.  Mr. Keeley also clerked for the Honorable John F. Keenan of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.  Mr. Keeley is admitted to practice in the State of New York, the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the United States Court of Appeals for the First and Second Circuits.  

Mr. Keeley received his law degree (J.D.) magna cum laude from Fordham University School of Law, where he was a Wilkinson Scholar, received Order of the Coif and Dean’s List honors and served as an editor of the Fordham Law Review.  He received his undergraduate degree (B.A.) summa cum laude from Le Moyne College.

Contact Information



(212) 404-8751


Practice Areas: 


Fordham Law School (J.D.) Order of the Coif, Dean's List Honors
Le Moyne College (B.A.) Summa Cum Laude


New York
United States District Court for Southern District of New York
United States Court of Appeals for the First and Second Circuits