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Jo enjoys representing individual clients and businesses in all manner of disputes. Whether defending a client accused of trade-secret misappropriation, suing a former employee for breach of contractual obligations, or defending clients involved in government investigations, criminal prosecutions, or SEC enforcement proceedings, Jo focuses on the best interests of her client and how best to position the case for success at trial. 

Employee Mobility & Trade Secrets

Jo has represented clients on all sides of employee mobility and trade secret disputes--the former employer, the former employee, the new employer, and interested third parties. What happens when employees move from one job to the next can be very tricky, both in terms of protecting confidential data and in terms of protecting a company's valuable personnel. In this very active area of law, Jo has developed deep experience.

Criminal, Securities, and Fraud Defense

Jo defends individuals and companies from accusations brought by the government, shareholders, competitors, and other companies. Whether in the criminal context, SEC enforcement, or civil litigation between companies or individuals, Ms. Golub is often called upon to assist with difficult, high-stakes disputes involving claims of conspiracy, fraud, or other alleged malfeasance.

Business Litigation

Jo has represented companies, executives, and employees in various cases involving allegations of breach of contract, unfair competition, employment discrimination, trade-secret misappropriation, and fraud. She has experience with cases that span multiple industries and subject matters, including internet technologies, solar power, electric cars, real estate, venture capital & investments, food distribution and packaging, Medicaid, CalOSHA, and others. Whatever the field is, Jo is prepared to provide a vigorous defense for her clients and to reach the best possible result in the case.

Trials

Jo loves being in the courtroom fighting for her clients. On top of her two years of experience clerking for a federal judge at the trial level, Jo has gone to trial multiple times in both federal and state court. If trial is the best strategy for the client, Jo is highly qualified and fully prepared to try a case to a jury verdict. 

Pro Bono Work

Ms. Golub is committed to providing pro bono legal assistance and has an active pro bono practice. In 2013, she helped her client Ronald Ross return home after having been wrongfully convicted of an attempted murder in 2006. After almost five years of working on Mr. Ross’s case, Ms. Golub and the Keker, Van Nest & Peters team successfully exonerated him and had all charges against him dismissed. She is also part of the Keker, Van Nest & Peters team representing a death row inmate in his federal habeas proceedings. Ms. Golub has helped obtain asylum for a client based on her history of incest and abuse in her former country. In addition, Ms. Golub was the second chair in a section 1983 trial in federal court in which Keker, Van Nest & Peters represented a California state prisoner in his civil rights suit against the correctional officers who denied his grievance claims in prison.

Jo enjoys representing individual clients and businesses in all manner of disputes. Whether defending a client accused of trade-secret misappropriation, suing a former employee for breach of contractual obligations, or defending clients involved in government investigations, criminal prosecutions, or SEC enforcement proceedings, Jo focuses on the best interests of her client and how best to position the case for success at trial. 

Employee Mobility & Trade Secrets

Jo has represented clients on all sides of employee mobility and trade secret disputes--the former employer, the former employee, the new employer, and interested third parties. What happens when employees move from one job to the next can be very tricky, both in terms of protecting confidential data and in terms of protecting a company's valuable personnel. In this very active area of law, Jo has developed deep experience.

Criminal, Securities, and Fraud Defense

Jo defends individuals and companies from accusations brought by the government, shareholders, competitors, and other companies. Whether in the criminal context, SEC enforcement, or civil litigation between companies or individuals, Ms. Golub is often called upon to assist with difficult, high-stakes disputes involving claims of conspiracy, fraud, or other alleged malfeasance.

Business Litigation

Jo has represented companies, executives, and employees in various cases involving allegations of breach of contract, unfair competition, employment discrimination, trade-secret misappropriation, and fraud. She has experience with cases that span multiple industries and subject matters, including internet technologies, solar power, electric cars, real estate, venture capital & investments, food distribution and packaging, Medicaid, CalOSHA, and others. Whatever the field is, Jo is prepared to provide a vigorous defense for her clients and to reach the best possible result in the case.

Trials

Jo loves being in the courtroom fighting for her clients. On top of her two years of experience clerking for a federal judge at the trial level, Jo has gone to trial multiple times in both federal and state court. If trial is the best strategy for the client, Jo is highly qualified and fully prepared to try a case to a jury verdict. 

Pro Bono Work

Ms. Golub is committed to providing pro bono legal assistance and has an active pro bono practice. In 2013, she helped her client Ronald Ross return home after having been wrongfully convicted of an attempted murder in 2006. After almost five years of working on Mr. Ross’s case, Ms. Golub and the Keker, Van Nest & Peters team successfully exonerated him and had all charges against him dismissed. She is also part of the Keker, Van Nest & Peters team representing a death row inmate in his federal habeas proceedings. Ms. Golub has helped obtain asylum for a client based on her history of incest and abuse in her former country. In addition, Ms. Golub was the second chair in a section 1983 trial in federal court in which Keker, Van Nest & Peters represented a California state prisoner in his civil rights suit against the correctional officers who denied his grievance claims in prison.

Community Health Pays $75M To End Whistleblower FCA Suit

02/02/2015

KVN represented whistleblower Robert C. Baker, who alleged Tennessee-based CHS violated the False Claims Act by presenting fraudulent claims for federal matching Medicaid funds. Read more

Elliot Peters and Jo Golub Named Pro Bono Attorneys of the Year

02/20/2014

California Lawyer recognized them for exonerating Ronald Ross, wrongfully convicted of attempted murder, and forced to serve nearly seven years of his 25-to-life sentence. Read more

Toolbox and Primer for Federal Court Practice

12/06/2013

Partner Jo Golub will offer an "Introduction to Timing and Sequencing of Litigation in Federal Court" at this day-long program. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Named 2013 Pro Bono Firm of the Year

09/10/2013

The firm was chosen for Law360's annual pro bono series for notable work ranging from pressing national issues to life-altering representations of individual clients. Read more

Innocent Man Freed After 7 Years in Prison

02/26/2013

Ronald Ross, wrongly convicted of a 2006 shooting in Oakland, wept as he was ordered released by a judge after spending nearly seven years behind bars. Read more

Keker & Van Nest and The Northern California Innocence Project Exonerate Innocent Man

02/22/2013

Ronald Ross exonerated of attempted murder charge after serving nearly seven years of 25-to-life sentence. Read more

Inmate Exonerated in '06 Oakland Shooting

02/16/2013

Keker & Van Nest devoted more than 2,000 hours to freeing a man wrongfully convicted of attempted murder. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Elevates Jo Golub to Partner

01/06/2012

Ms. Golub Handles White Collar Criminal Defense and Complex Civil Litigation Read more

Keker and Van Nest LLP: Partner in Promoting Justice

12/01/2011

Northern California Innocence Project commends Keker & Van Nest's pro bono efforts. Read more