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Michael Keilty
Lawyer
New York
800 Third Avenue
New York, New York 10022
+1 646 448 6202
New York
800 Third Avenue
New York, New York 10022
+1 646 448 6202

Michael Keilty provides clients with strategic advice on international government investigations and enforcement actions. Mr. Keilty has extensive experience working with senior international law enforcement officials, prosecutors, intelligence agencies and government departments on matters related to cybercrime, digital currency, money laundering, securities fraud, espionage, export control violations and national security.

Before joining Kobre & Kim, Mr. Keilty served as Assistant Special Counsel in the Special Counsel’s Office of John H. Durham in the investigation of the intelligence and law enforcement activities directed at the 2016 U.S. presidential campaigns. In coordination with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations, intelligence agencies, Department of State and other agencies, Mr. Keilty oversaw and carried out wide-ranging investigative activities into high-profile individuals, companies and organizations, and conducted two jury trials in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. 

Prior to serving in the Special Counsel’s Office, Mr. Keilty acted as Senior Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General. In this role, he advised the Deputy Attorney General on all cyber-related matters, from criminal investigations to data privacy issues and cybersecurity of federal networks. Mr. Keilty also shared oversight of the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Criminal Division and was a member of the Attorney General’s Review Committee on Capital Cases.

From 2015, Mr. Keilty was Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York, working in the National Security and Cybercrime Section and the Organized Crime and Gangs Section. He conducted multiple criminal jury trials, including two murder and racketeering trails, and led long-term investigations involving terrorism, espionage, Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) violations, export control violations, cybercrime, money laundering, securities fraud, racketeering, firearms trafficking, narcotics distribution and other crimes.

Before serving in the U.S. DOJ, Mr. Keilty practiced at two national U.S. law firms. He clerked for the Honorable Robert P. Patterson, Jr., of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Keilty was a captain in the United States Army and served in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait.

Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Education

  • Fordham University School of Law, JD
  • United States Military Academy, BS

Clerkships

  • Honorable Robert P. Patterson, Jr., U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (2011-2012)

Accolades

  • Bronze Star Medal
  • Combat Infantry Badge
  • U.S. Army Ranger Tab
  • U.S. Army Airborne Badge
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Iraqi Campaign Medal
  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal
  • Army Expeditionary Medal
  • French Medaille Commemorative Francaise

 

Credentials

Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Education

  • Fordham University School of Law, JD
  • United States Military Academy, BS

Clerkships

  • Honorable Robert P. Patterson, Jr., U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (2011-2012)

Accolades

  • Bronze Star Medal
  • Combat Infantry Badge
  • U.S. Army Ranger Tab
  • U.S. Army Airborne Badge
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Iraqi Campaign Medal
  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal
  • Army Expeditionary Medal
  • French Medaille Commemorative Francaise