John Kehoe

jak@classlawgroup.com 510-350-9700

John Kehoe prosecutes securities and financial fraud cases in federal and state courts on behalf of institutional and individual clients. He has served as lead counsel in a number of precedent-setting cases including In re Bank of America Corporation Securities Litigation ($2.4 billion settlement); In re Wachovia Preferred Securities and Bond/Notes Litigation ($627 million settlement); In re Initial Public Offering Securities Litigation ($586 million settlement resolving 309 consolidated actions); In re Lehman Brothers Securities and ERISA Litigation ($516 million settlement); and In re Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Securities Litigation ($72 million settlement). He also had a significant prosecutorial role in In re Brocade Securities Litigation ($160 million settlement).

John has represented clients before the Second and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals, and he is active in merger and acquisition litigation before The Delaware Court of Chancery, including serving on the Executive Committee in In re Safeway Stockholders Litigation, through which value of the transaction to stockholders was increased by more than $80 million.

Prior to attending law school, John worked as a law enforcement officer in the State of Vermont (1986-94), serving as a member of the tactical Special Reaction Team and the Major Accident Investigation Team. He is a program faculty member with the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, and served as an adjunct faculty member with the Trial Advocacy Training Program at the Louisiana State University School of Law.

John is a frequent speaker at conferences focused on shareholder rights and corporate governance issues. He received his Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law. He also received a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Vermont, and Bachelor of Arts from DePaul University, where he was starting goalkeeper on the Division I soccer team, and an exchange student to the University of Economics in Budapest, Hungary.

John is Of Counsel to Gibbs Law Group and a shareholder at Kehoe Law Firm.

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  • J.D., magna cum laude, Syracuse University College of Law
  • M.P.A., University of Vermont
  • B.A., DePaul University
  • 2013 National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems (Rancho Mirage, CA);
  • 2013 Investment Education Symposium (New Orleans, LA); 2013 Public Funds East Conference (Newport, RI);
  • 2012 Rights and Responsibilities for Institutional Investors (Amsterdam, Netherlands);
  • 2011 European Investment Roundtable (Stockholm, Sweden); 2011 Public Funds Symposium (Washington, D.C.);
  • 2011 National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems (Miami Beach, FL).
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