K. Keely Rankin

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Keely Rankin is an associate in Dechert’s New York office and a member of the White Collar & Securities Litigation Group. Her practice focuses on the representation of corporate and individual clients in governmental investigations, regulatory compliance, securities litigation and complex commercial litigation.

Significant Representations

  • Defending an individual in a SEC investigation concerning residential mortgage backed securities
  • Defending individuals and companies in a SEC investigation concerning Chinese reverse mergers
  • Defending an asset manager in a SEC investigation
  • Defending an aerospace and defense company in a governmental investigation
  • Defended commodities traders and back office personnel in connection with a CFTC investigation
  • Representing a New York real estate investor in connection with a complex civil litigation dispute concerning the control of a $1 billion nursing-home company and related claims against the operating company’s owners and investor’s former attorneys
  • Representing major banks in multi-million dollar commercial mortgage foreclosure actions
  • Represented a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company in expedited shareholder litigation in connection with its acquisition by a global biopharmaceutical company
  • Represented an international bank in connection with regulatory compliance requests by governmental entities


Whitman College, B.A., 2003, cum laude, honors in major of study
University of California Berkeley School of Law, J.D., 2008, Articles Editor, Executive Editor, and Submissions Coordinator for Ecology Law Quarterly; Speaker Series Co-Chair for Environmental Law Society; Externship for the Honorable Jeremy D. Fogel of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Court Admissions

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

Bar Admissions/Qualifications

New York


Co-chair, the ABA Criminal Justice Section Communications, Awards and Membership Committee
Co-chair, the ABA Criminal Justice Section White Collar Crime Committee Young Lawyers Subcommittee
Co-chair, the ABA Section of Litigation Woman Advocate Committee Rainmaking/Networking Subcommittee
Member, New York City Bar Association
Volunteer mentor for iMentor NYC