Joseph C. O'Keefe

Partner at Proskauer Rose LLP

Joseph C. O'Keefe

Joseph C. O'Keefe

Partner at Proskauer Rose LLP

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Joseph C. O'Keefe is a partner in the Labor & Employment Law Department.

For nearly 25 years, Joe has litigated employment disputes of all types, on behalf of employers, before federal and state courts, arbitral tribunals (e.g. FINRA and AAA), and state and federal administrative agencies. Joe has litigated employment-related lawsuits alleging discrimination and sexual harassment, whistleblowing, non-competition/trade secret matters, compensation disputes, breach of contract, defamation, fraud and other business related torts. Joe’s practice includes representing clients nationwide in complex class and collective litigation, including state and federal wage and hour and discrimination claims. He has tried numerous cases before arbitrators, judges and juries. Joe's experience includes appellate work in both federal and state courts.

Representative matters:

*Defense award in FINRA proceeding representing financial services firm and individual financial services representatives in raiding and business tort matter brought by regional competitor

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Defense verdict in an eight-week New Jersey Superior Court jury trial concerning alleged discrimination on the basis of age, disability and religion

*Multiple defense awards in arbitrations for a global financial services firm in matters alleging defamation, breach of contract, and discrimination on the basis of gender, race, age, and disability

*Resolution of FLSA and state wage and hour law class action against a large hospitality industry client

*Representation of trustees of union welfare fund in connection with claims of gender discrimination and harassment

*Representation of global financial services firms in multiple matters concerning claims asserted by registered representatives before FINRA

*Representation of a prestigious university in claims brought by a former professor alleging defamation and breach of contract

*Representation of a publisher in a matter alleging age and gender discrimination

*Summary judgment in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts in a matter alleging gender discrimination against a property and casualty insurer

*Prevailing on a motion to dismiss in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in a matter alleging federal, state and city law claims of race discrimination and retaliation against a health care services provider

In addition to his extensive litigation practice, Joe regularly advises employers on a wide range of employment related issues. He counsels clients concerning management of personnel problems, reductions in force, investigation of employee complaints, state and federal leave laws, wage and hour issues, employment policies and contracts. Joe also conducts internal investigations, on behalf of employers, into allegations of discrimination and harassment.

While Joe’s practice focuses on the financial services industry, he represents employers in a variety of industries including pharmaceuticals, health care, technology, communications, fashion, consumer products, publishing and media. He frequently writes articles concerning developments in the law and speaks at seminars concerning legal developments in the labor and employment law field.

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Education
J.D. with Honors
Class of 1991

National University School of Law was a law school founded in Washington, D.C. in 1869. Originally intended as part of a larger design for a national university in the United States, the school was the principal component of "National University" during its existence. It merged into George Washington University School of Law in 1954, to create the National Law Center at The George Washington University.

B.A.
Class of 1988

The College of the Holy Cross (or Holy Cross) is an undergraduate Roman Catholic, Jesuit, liberal arts college located in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Roman Catholic college in New England and one of the oldest in the United States.

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American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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The New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) is a voluntary bar association for the state of New Jersey. In June 1899, 74 attorneys launched NJSBA in Atlantic City; annual dues were $5.00.[2] Within the next decade, the Canon of Ethics was adopted by the NJSBA and the Committee on Law Reform, aimed at improving the practice of law and administration of justice in NJ, was formed. Over the years, NJSBA supported the establishment of a Judicial Council to study the problem of an increase in court cases, the replacement of the New Jersey Court of Errors and Appeals with a Supreme Court, and the repeal of Prohibition. In 1945, NJSBA developed refresher courses for attorneys returning from service in World War II, the forerunner of today's practice of Continuing Legal Education. In the 1980s, paralegals, law office administrators and other non-lawyers were welcomed into NJSBA as associate members. NJSBA supports 37 practice-oriented sections to support a diverse spectrum of law practice. NJSBA is the publisher of New Jersey Lawyer Magazine. It shares New Jersey Law Center with the New Jersey State Bar Foundation, the Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the IOLTA Fund of the Bar of New Jersey, the New Jersey Lawyers Assistance Program and the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism.

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THE ORGANIZATION IS THE PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THE ESSEX COUNTY BAR WHICH IS THE LARGEST COUNTY BAR IN NEW JERSEY. THE ORGANIZATION HAS IMPLEMENTED PROGRAMS AND EMBRACED POSITIONS TO MEET THE NEEDS AND CONCERNS OF THE ESSEX COUNTY LEGAL COMMUNITY AND THE COMMUNITY-AT-LARGE.

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Current

Proskauer Rose LLP is a law firm in New York, NY. It offers corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, real estate transactions, bankruptcy and reorganizations, taxation, litigation, trusts and estates, intellectual property, and labor and employment law services. It serves the chemicals, entertainment, financial services, health care, hospitality, information technology, insurance, internet, manufacturing, media and communications, pharmaceuticals, real estate investment, sports, and transportation industries. The company was founded in 1875.

Political Donations
$230
2004

America Coming Together (ACT) was a progressive, political action 527 group dedicated to get-out-the-vote activities. It was the largest 527 (tax-exempt) group in 2004 and was planning to be involved in future races. The group was primarily funded by insurance mogul Peter Lewis, currency trader George Soros, and labor unions, especially the Service Employees International Union, and was led by Steve Rosenthal, a former political director of the AFL-CIO.

$1,000
2001

Representative from New Jersey's 7th Congressional District

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