Keith Gerver, a former U.S. Department of Defense intelligence analyst, is an associate in Cadwalader’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Group.
Keith advises individual and corporate clients on a broad array of criminal, civil, and regulatory matters, with a focus on representations that involve national security considerations. He regularly represents clients in complex investigations, litigation and regulatory proceedings involving the U.S. Department of Justice (including the Drug Enforcement Administration), the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), the Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Department of Defense, and other domestic and international regulators and law enforcement agencies. Keith’s practice also extends to investigations conducted by Committees of the United States House of Representatives and Senate, and internal investigations for public and private entities, including educational institutions in the Title IX context. His representative matters have involved the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), the Defense Production Act, the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and the False Claims Act.
Keith also frequently assists companies in developing, implementing, and reviewing the effectiveness of global compliance programs, including with respect to anti-bribery and anti-corruption, cybersecurity and data privacy, and economic sanctions programs. He was recognized as a Rising Star in the 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 editions of Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers. Keith was included in the first two annual editions (2021 & 2022) of The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch in recognition of his work in Criminal Defense: White-Collar.
Keith received his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he served as a founding member and later Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard National Security Journal. He earned his M.A. in Security Studies and his B.S. in Foreign Service, summa cum laude, from Georgetown University. Keith is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the District of Columbia.