Keisha O. Coleman

Partner
Atlanta

As an experienced trial lawyer, Keisha Coleman knows that the first step is to define what it means to win, whether that means early resolution, a jury verdict, or something in between. She is known for striking the right balance: between efficiency and high-quality work; pressing hard for the client and integrity toward everyone else involved in the case; and mastery of the legal issues and staying focused on the common-sense, practical effects of each action.

She uses her courtroom experience and broad litigation and investigatory capabilities to focus on complex financial services, business, securities, and white-collar criminal litigation and investigations. She has tried federal white-collar criminal cases and has brought several high-profile securities matters involving the SEC, FINRA, and the DOJ to successful resolution.

Experience 

Representative Matters

  • Won jury verdict for factoring company in case alleging fraud and negligence against account debtor.
  • Won jury verdict for Fortune 50 financial institution in case involving alleged unauthorized transfers.
  • Won summary judgment for Fortune 500 financial institution in case alleging fraud and negligence against firm and its financial advisor.

Professional Highlights

Pro Bono Experience

Keisha maintains a robust pro bono practice. Recently, she handled a habeas corpus action in a high-profile matter that required top-secret security clearance, represented victims of domestic violence, and helped overturn the suspension of a sixth-grader who unknowingly tried to pay for his school lunch with a counterfeit bill.

Professional Activities

Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

Southeastern Women in Financial Services

State Bar of Georgia General Litigation Section

Recognition & Accomplishments

Super Lawyers Rising Stars, General Litigation, Securities Litigation, Criminal Defense: White Collar, 2018, 2019

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, "Data Protection: Navigating the New Data Privacy and Information Landscape," Schwab Compliance Solutions National Conference, April 4, 2019

Publications

Co-author, “COVID-19: ‘Force Majeure’ and the Coming Wave of Litigation,” US Chamber of Commerce Litigation Blog, April 16, 2020

Credentials 

Education

The University of Georgia School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2009)

Auburn University (B.A., summa cum laude, 2002)

Admissions

Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia