Keith M. Fleischman
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Keith M. Fleischman is a founding partner of Fleischman Bonner & Rocco, as well as its predecessor firm, Fleischman Law Firm, PLLC. Keith is a nationally recognized trial lawyer who has successfully investigated, litigated, and tried to verdict some of the largest and most complex civil and criminal cases in the country. Keith began his career as a prosecutor, first with the Bronx District Attorney’s Office and later with the Department of Justice. His practice presently focuses on representing public and private companies, financial institutions, and institutional investors in connection with the prosecution and defense of complex financial and commercial litigation.
During his tenure as a prosecutor, Keith supervised international undercover operations involving counterfeiting, money laundering, and passport fraud. As a member of the Dallas Bank Fraud Task Force, Keith successfully tried to verdict several of the largest criminal prosecutions brought by the government during the Savings and Loan Crisis. After joining the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut, Keith was placed in charge of financial fraud, where he was responsible for creating the Connecticut Bank Fraud Working Group and was a member of the New England Bank Fraud Task Force Coordinating Committee.
After leaving the government, Keith spent eleven years at the national plaintiffs’ firm Milberg Weiss, where he rose to Senior Managing Partner and established himself as one of the premier plaintiffs’ lawyers in the country. During this period, Keith litigated, tried, and negotiated to settlement numerous high-profile individual and class actions. Prior to founding Fleischman Law Firm, PLLC in 2011, Keith served as a Director in the New York office of Grant & Eisenhofer, litigating high profile complex lawsuits, including class actions.
Keith has been an instructor at the Trial Practice Institute of the U.S. Justice Department and served for ten years as co-chairman of the Practicing Law Institute’s annual conference on class actions. He has lectured in the United States, Canada, and Europe on the investigation, litigation, and prevention of securities and financial fraud.
U.S. v. Heath, (5th Cir.)
Serving as chief federal prosecutor, Keith led a two-year investigation that culminated in a four-month trial resulting in the longest sentences ever obtained during the Savings and Loan Crisis.
Robbins v. Deloitte Touche L.L.P., (M.D. Fla.)
Keith obtained an $81.3 million jury verdict as lead trial counsel after a five-week federal securities fraud trial against a national accounting firm.
Novak v. Kasaks, (2nd Cir.)
Keith argued this ground breaking decision in front of the Second Circuit. The case established precedent regarding the appropriate pleading standard under the PLSRA and the disclosure of conﬁdential informants that courts throughout the United States have followed.
In re Satyam Computer Services Ltd. Securities Litigation, (S.D.N.Y.)
In this case, involving India’s version of “Enron,” Keith led a team of lawyers who obtained a settlement comprising a cash payment of $125 million and twenty-ﬁve percent of any recovery should the company decide to sue its auditor, PricewaterhouseCoopers.
In re Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. Securities Litigation, (S.D.N.Y.)
Keith spent four years as co-lead counsel litigating and ultimately negotiating a $400 million settlement with Marsh & McLennan in this federal securities class action. At the time, this settlement represented the 25th largest securities class action settlement under the PSLRA.
Millennium Drilling, Co., Inc. v. Beverly House-Myers, et al., (D. Nev.)
Following nearly four years of intense litigation culminating in a multi-week jury trial, Keith and the Firm secured a verdict for its clients in consolidated lawsuits stemming from oil and gas general partnership investments. This matter was recently honored as being one of the Top 20 Verdicts in Nevada for 2016.