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Keker & Van Nest Elevates Two Attorneys to Partner

Press Release

Keker & Van Nest LLP is pleased to announce the elevation of Cody Harris and Matan Shacham to partner.

“Cody and Matan exemplify Keker & Van Nest’s commitment to excellence. Both are outstanding attorneys who fiercely defend their clients with intellect and strength. We are proud to welcome them to the partnership,” said Firm Managing Partner Steven Taylor.

Since joining the firm, Harris has drawn upon his research, writing, and oral advocacy skills to win before trial or stave off an indictment, thereby safeguarding his clients’ reputations, resources, and freedom.  Harris has handled a number of high-stakes securities class actions, as well as criminal investigations, high-profile antitrust matters, and complex commercial disputes for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to local business owners. Harris also spent a year trying and resolving cases as a Deputy District Attorney, and has taught Constitutional Law through the Stanford Continuing Studies Program for several years. Prior to joining the firm, Harris clerked for Hon. David S. Tatel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He earned his J.D., Order of the Coif, in 2007 from Stanford Law School, and a B.A. with honors and distinction, from Stanford University in 2000.

Shacham has also handled numerous high-stakes, complex matters. He has defended executives and board members in securities cases and other complicated business disputes. He has represented some of the country’s top technology companies in patent, trade secret, and other intellectual property litigation. He has defended prominent law firms sued for legal malpractice. And he has represented individuals pro bono in civil rights cases. Shacham is also active in the legal community. He chairs the Anti-Defamation League’s Civil Rights Committee for its Central-Pacific Region, is on the Executive Committee for the San Francisco Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section, and is a member of the advisory board for the legal non-profit OneJustice. Prior to joining the firm, Shacham clerked for Hon. Sandra L. Lynch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School, cum laude, in 2008 and his B.A. from Stanford University, with honors and distinction, in 2005.