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practice accolades

Class Actions

Named a Class Actions and Mass Torts 'Powerhouse' in BTI's Litigation Outlook 2014 report

honors + affiliations

Honoree, The Legal Intelligencer's "Women of the Year" (2014)

Member, The American Law Institute (Elected 2014)

Winner, 2013 Women of Distinction by the Philadelphia Business Journal

Member, American Bar Association

Member, International Association of Defense Counsel

Member, Kimmel Center Board of Directors

Former Chair, Board of Governors of the Philadelphia Bar Association

Faculty Advisory Board Member, Academy of Advocacy

Editorial Board, Villanova Law Review

Member, Order of the Coif

Listed, The Best Lawyers in America

Named in the "Top 75 Women Litigators," Daily Journal (2008)

Listed, Northern California Super Lawyer (2006–2007)

bar admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • California
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Numerous Federal District Courts and Courts of Appeal
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Jami Wintz McKeon
Partner, Chair of the Firm


Email: jmckeon@morganlewis.com
Philadelphia
1701 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2921
United States
Phone: +1.215.963.5638
Fax: +1.215.963.5001
San Francisco
One Market, Spear Street Tower
San Francisco, CA 94105-1596
United States
Phone: +1.415.442.1405
Fax: +1.415.442.1001

Jami Wintz McKeon is Chair of and a partner in the global law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. She is the first female to hold the position in the firm’s 141-year history and one of only a handful of women leading international law firms today. As the firm’s global Chair, Ms. McKeon sets the strategic direction of the firm and leads 1,400 lawyers across Morgan Lewis’s 26 offices.

Ms. McKeon was elected Chair after serving in many leadership roles at the firm—including multiple terms on its Advisory Board and its Compensation Committee. Most recently, she led the Litigation Practice, the firm’s largest group, which, during her tenure, expanded considerably both in the United States and around the globe. Under Ms. McKeon’s leadership, the practice achieved outstanding results for clients and garnered a number of significant accolades, including recognition from BTI Consulting Group as a “Powerhouse – Best of the Best” for Complex Commercial Litigation in BTI’s Litigation Outlook 2013. In 2012, The Legal Intelligencer named the practice one of its “Pennsylvania Litigation Departments of the Year.”

Ms. McKeon’s practice concentrates on complex litigation, including class and mass actions, and civil and regulatory proceedings. During her more than 30 years practicing law, she has led high-stakes, crisis litigation and investigations related to business disputes, fraud litigation, class-action cases, and matters arising from or related to mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and divestitures. A particular focus has been on litigation counseling in the financial services and technology industries. She has led teams in bank-related investigations and litigation, including those associated with mortgage, credit card, and trust issues. She currently represents some of the world’s largest banks in mortgage and credit card–related regulatory and litigation matters.

Among Ms. McKeon’s professional accomplishments has been her leadership in establishing Morgan Lewis as one of a select group of firms managing large litigation dockets for clients under alternative fee arrangements. She also teaches in numerous trial advocacy programs for junior and experienced lawyers.

Since beginning her career at Morgan Lewis in Philadelphia in 1981, Ms. McKeon has occupied a central role in many of the firm’s most important developments, including spearheading its expansion across the United States—in connection with which she spent eight years in the firm’s California offices.

Ms. McKeon’s individual honors include recognition from The American Lawyer, The Daily Journal, and the Philadelphia Business Journal. A committed advocate of pro bono and community service, she sits on the board of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia.

Ms. McKeon is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and numerous federal district courts and courts of appeal. She is a member of the bars in Pennsylvania, California, and New York and is a registered foreign lawyer with the Law Society of England & Wales.

education

  • Villanova University School of Law, 1981, J.D.
  • Pennsylvania State University, 1978, B.A.