Benjamin P. Keane

Benjamin P. Keane

Associate - Washington, DC
bkeane@mckennalong.com
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1900 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
TEL: 202.496.7672
FAX: 202.496.7756
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303 Peachtree Street, NE
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Atlanta, GA 30308
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As a member of McKenna Long & Aldridge’s Political Law Team, Benjamin P. Keane focuses his practice on the representation of elected officials, political candidates, PACs, political parties, corporations, non-profit organizations and other entities with respect to federal, state and local election law, campaign finance, lobbying, and ethics matters.  In this capacity, Mr. Keane has counseled federal, state and local campaigns and political committees on a wide range of legal issues, and helped businesses and organizations of all sizes establish and maintain successful political law compliance frameworks.  He also has experience successfully assisting clients across the country with political law investigation and lobbying audit matters involving the Federal Election Commission, the Office of Congressional Ethics, the U.S. House Committee on Ethics, the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission, and various other state and local regulatory bodies.

As part of his practice, Mr. Keane also counsels corporate clients on compliance with federal, state and local “pay-to-play” laws, and is a frequent contributor to the firm’s award-winning Pay to Play Law Blog, which is one of the leading online communities for the analysis of legislative, regulatory and legal developments affecting corporations and organizations that interact with, lobby and sell to government.  Mr. Keane is also a recurring contributor to the firm’s Politics, Law and Policy Blog, which provides bipartisan insight on public policy issues affecting a wide-range of industries.   

In representing clients across the country, Mr. Keane brings significant experience navigating the intersection of law, politics, and public policy.  Prior to joining McKenna Long & Aldridge, he served as a Visiting Legal Fellow in the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC.  During that time, he worked under the direction of former U.S. Attorney General Ed Meese on a range of law and policy issues, established valuable relationships with Members of Congress, congressional staff and public policy organizations, and gained valuable expertise in legislative drafting and the composition of congressional testimony.  Having spent several years working in the Research, Communications, and Strategic Planning Departments of the Republican National Committee, Mr. Keane also has great familiarity with various aspects of political campaign work, including policy development, communications strategy, grassroots organization, and fundraising compliance.

Mr. Keane’s legal experience also extends to representing parties in white collar/government investigation matters and complex commercial litigation disputes.  While working as an associate at another Am Law 100 law firm, Mr. Keane was a key contributor in a high-profile audit committee investigation of a Fortune 500 company and helped secure a summary judgment victory for a national financial entity in a multi-million dollar defamation action.  In addition, he previously gained valuable experience working on fraud and criminal investigation matters while serving as a legal intern in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.  

Mr. Keane is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law.  While at UVA, Mr. Keane was a recipient of the Dillard Fellowship, which is given to recognize excellence in legal research and writing. Additionally, he served on the managing boards of The Journal of Law and Politics, The Federalist Society, and the Student Legal Forum.

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