Gregory C. Keating

Gregory Keating is chair of the firm’s Labor Employment & Benefits and Whistleblower Defense Groups. He was nominated to serve as a management representative on the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee in 2012 by US Senators Michael Enzi and Johnny Isakson and was later appointed by Hilda Solis, US Secretary of Labor. In 2014, current US Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez re-appointed Mr. Keating to serve another two-year term. In spring 2014, he testified before the US Senate at a hearing on whistleblower protections.

Mr. Keating is recognized as a national authority in the area of whistleblowing and retaliation. He litigates a wide range of whistleblower cases and has extensive experience handling matters arising under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Dodd-Frank Act, the False Claims Act and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Mr. Keating is the principal author of the national treatise on Whistleblowing and Retaliation, now in its 5th edition.

In addition to his active whistleblowing practice, Mr. Keating has spent considerable time representing clients in the retail and healthcare industries. For six years, he led a team of attorneys in the defense of more than 20 wage and hour class and collective actions around the country. On numerous occasions, the team he led successfully defeated conditional class certification.

Prior to practicing law, Mr. Keating was a sixth grade teacher. He has continued his work in education by counseling and advising schools. He currently represents a number of prominent private schools in New England.

Mr. Keating has been named America’s Leading Lawyers for Business by Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers. In addition, he serves on the Board of Advisors to the National Employment Law Institute.

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Areas of Practice 1) Labor, 2) Employment & Benefits, 3) Whistleblower Defense and 4) Government Enforcement/Compliance
Law School Boston College Law School (J.D.,1993)
Education Trinity College (B.A.,1987)
Bar Member / Association Massachusetts State Bar Association
Most recent firm Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
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