Keker, Van Nest & Peters represents plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of substantive areas. Our clients include companies in the fields of semiconductors, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, biotech, software, networking, the Internet, and consumer goods.


Keker, Van Nest & Peters’s antitrust practice is well-versed in the sensitive issues affecting civil and criminal matters. On the civil side, we defend against and prosecute individual and class action antitrust claims in federal and state court, administrative proceedings and investigations by government authorities. On the criminal side, we represent individuals and corporations facing federal and state investigations.


On appeal, as in trial, our attorneys display tactical sophistication and a penchant for getting to the point. At Keker, Van Nest & Peters, our briefs have a tone that is scholarly and credible, yet also pragmatic, incisive and never boring.

Consumer & Class Actions

Successfully defending complex consumer or class action lawsuits requires a legal team that knows the most effective strategies, as well as how to protect your bottom line.

Contract & Commercial

Keker, Van Nest & Peters represents plaintiffs and defendants in a broad range of commercial disputes. This representation includes federal and state court litigation, arbitrations, mediations, and appeals.

Intellectual Property

When cases matter most, the world’s leading innovators and product developers call on us to protect their technology and intellectual property, indeed, their core businesses. We help our clients deal with IP disputes of every type -- patents, trade secrets, copyrights, and trademarks.

Pro Bono

Keker, Van Nest & Peters has a long and proud tradition of providing pro bono representation, ranging from high-impact civil rights litigation affecting whole communities (including groundbreaking litigation fighting racial profiling by the California Highway Patrol) to habeas corpus, criminal, immigration and asylum matters on behalf of individuals.

Professional Liability

For more than 30 years, we have been a “go to” firm for legal practices and lawyers facing substantial liability from claims of legal malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and malicious prosecution in California and throughout the country. We also have an impressive track record of successfully representing accounting firms accused of professional negligence.


We bring our trial skills to every setting in which securities problems arise, from investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice, to class actions and shareholder derivative suits.

White Collar Criminal

Criminal enforcement has stepped up in recent years in the areas of securities and finance, antitrust, tax, foreign contracting and Food and Drug Administration regulation.

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