Beth A. Keller

 

Ms. Keller is Of Counsel to the firm and has an office in Westchester County, New York.  For the last 16 years, she has focused her legal practice on shareholder rights litigation.  Prior to working with Monteverde & Associates, Ms. Keller was a Partner at Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a nationally recognized securities firm based in New York City, where she litigated shareholder class and derivative actions, and served as head of the firm’s Shareholder Derivative Litigation Department.  She later became a founding Member of the boutique securities firm, Hynes Keller & Hernandez, LLC, where she was involved in all aspects of the firm’s shareholder advocacy practice.

Ms. Keller has extensive litigation experience and has served as lead or co-lead counsel in numerous complex cases in which she has achieved substantial corporate governance measures and/or financial recoveries for the corporation and its stockholders.

 

Selected Cases and Achievements

 

  • In re Fifth Street Finance Corp. S’holder Derivative Litig., Lead Case No. 3:15-cv-01889 (D. Conn.) ($30 million in monetary benefits to FSC plus corporate governance and oversight enhancements, including creation of a Risk and Conflicts Committee)
  • County of York Employees Retirement Plan, et al. v. Andrea Jung, et al., Index No. 651304/2010 (N.Y. County Supreme Crt.) (implementation of extensive foreign business practices measures to ensure compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, including the appointment of a Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer)
  • Bainto v. Laphen, et al., Consolidated Case No. A-12-661695-B (District Court Clark County, Nevada) (implementation of substantial governance measures regarding CSC’s internal controls, audit function and disclosure procedures, including creation of a Global Ethics & Compliance Program)
  • In re UnitedHealthGroup Incorporated Derivative Litig., Case No. 27 CV 06-8065 (Minn. 4th Judicial Dist.) ($930 million for the benefit of the company in a settlement that, at the time, was believed to be the largest settlement ever in a derivative case) 
  • The Booth Family Trust, et al. v. Jefferies, et al., Case No. 09-3443 (6th Cir. U.S. Court of Appeals) (led litigation team that was successful in causing the Sixth Circuit to issue a decision involving important issues pertaining to the independence of special litigation committees and resulted in a settlement that conferred substantial benefits on the corporation and its shareholders)

 

Education
  • B.A., Political Science and English, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • J.D., State University of New York at Buffalo Law School
Bar Admission
  •  State of New York
  • State of New Jersey
  •  U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • 6th Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals