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Brad S. Keeton

Member, Louisville

Brad is a Member in Stoll Keenon Ogden's Louisville office and has been with the firm since 2007. He is a member of the Business Litigation practice with a focus on Antitrust, Trade Regulation & Franchise, Business Torts, Appellate Law and Healthcare. Brad is also a member of the Mineral & Environmental Law and Tort, Trial & Insurance Services practices. His practice focuses on business litigation, antitrust matters, complex commercial litigation and insurance defense. Brad has achieved favorable results for clients of all sizes and in many industries, including successfully defending a large automobile manufacturer on a multimillion dollar claim through summary judgment and a jury verdict in the client's favor.

A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, Brad served as the associate editor of the Global Studies Law Review and the Chairman of the Wiley Rutledge Moot Court Competition Executive Board. He also studied in Strasbourg, France during his undergraduate time at Centre College. Brad is honored as a Rising Star by Kentucky Super Lawyers for his many legal accomplishments.

Brad is a member of the Louisville, Kentucky and American Bar associations as well as an alumni of the Louis D. Brandeis American Inn of Court. Active within the community, he serves as the board chairman for the Walden Theatre-Blue Apple Players and was selected to participate in the Fund for the Arts NeXt! Leadership Development Program and served as the program's liaison to Walden Theatre. He is also a part of the Ignite Louisville Class of 2014, serves on the Louisville Ballet corporate development committee and previously served on the board of directors for Ohio Valley Creative Energy. Married to a teacher, Brad enjoys travel, food and fitness in his spare time.

Education
Washington University St. Louis
2007, J.D.
Centre College
2003, B.A.
Admissions
Kentucky
Kentucky Supreme Court
Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky

Recognition

  • Kentucky Super Lawyers Rising Star, Antitrust Litigation
  • Global Studies Law Review, associate editor
  • Wiley Rutledge Moot Court Competition Executive Board, chairman

Affiliations

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association Leadership Academy
  • Louis D. Brandeis Inn of Court, associate, 2009-2011
  • Walden Theatre-Blue Apple Players, board chairman
  • Fund for the Arts, ex officio board member
  • Fund for the Arts NeXt! Leadership Development Program
  • Ignite Louisville, Class of 2014
  • Louisville Ballet, corporate development committee
  • Focus Louisville, 2009
  • Ohio Valley Creative Energy, board of directors, 2007-2010
  • Legal Aid Society Associates Campaign, SKO representative, 2008-2010
  • Legal Aid Society, Domestic Violence Order Program
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Work Highlights

Midstream MLP Initial Public Offering

An IPO for midstream gathering services for production from the Marcellus Shale. SKO performed due diligence and prepared transaction documents.

Related Practices: Mineral & Environmental Law

Automobile Franchise Litigation, Breach of Franchise Agreement, Bad Faith, Fraud & Deceptive Practices

SKO successfully represented an automobile manufacturer against claims of breach of franchise agreement, bad faith, breach of contract, fraud, and deceptive practices brought by a former franchised dealer. The claims involved complex issues relating to the manufacturer’s allocation and distribution policies of new automobiles to franchised dealers, as well as claims involving oral promises of a new dealership. After achieving summary judgment in the client's favor, resolving all claims except the breach of franchise agreement claim, the jury found on our client's favor after trial.

Acquisition of Appalachian Oil and Natural Gas Properties

Acquisition of 1.46 million oil and gas acres in eastern United States (primarily Pennsylvania and West Virginia) with more than 9,000 producing wells. SKO performed due diligence and prepared transaction documents.
Related Practices: Mineral & Environmental Law

Marcellus Joint Venture for Oil and Natural Gas Producer

A joint venture for a major oil and natural gas producer’s Marcellus shale acreage; the producer to receive aggregate payments of $3.4 billion; SKO performed due diligence and prepared transaction documents.
Related Practices: Mineral & Environmental Law

Utica Joint Venture for Oil and Natural Gas Producer

A joint venture for a major oil and natural gas producer’s Utica shale acreage; the producer to receive aggregate payments of $594 million; SKO performed due diligence and prepared transaction documents.
Related Practices: Mineral & Environmental Law
News Publications Seminars
"The Future of the Equine Industry," drafter and rreparer, KBA Annual Convention Jun 7, 2012
"What Every In-House Lawyer Needs to Know about Antitrust and Competition Law," drafter and preparer,  KBA In-house Lawyers Section Apr. 19, 2012