Charles J. Keeley

Charles J. Keeley is a partner of Satterlee Stephens LLP.

Mr. Keeley represents clients in a broad range of complex commercial disputes, including in the areas of securities, corporate governance, contract, banking, insurance, bankruptcy, intellectual property and employment.  His clients include financial institutions, multinational companies, investment advisors, individual directors and officers, insurance companies and brokers, real estate developers, as well as small businesses and business owners.   He also assists companies in 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.  He 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, magna cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law, where he was a Wilkinson Scholar, awarded Order of the Coif and Dean’s List honors and served as Notes and Articles Editor of the Fordham Law Review. 

Mr. Keeley has been selected by Super Lawyers to its list of New York “Rising Stars” in Business Litigation each year from 2014 through 2018.1   The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found at the Super Lawyers website.

  • 1. Selection to the Super Lawyers list is not subject to, nor does it indicate approval by, the courts to which Mr. Keeley is admitted to practice.

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