Gregory Keating chairs Choate’s Whistleblower Defense and Labor, Employment and Benefits Practice Groups. He was nominated to serve as a management representative on the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee in 2012 by U.S. Senators Michael Enzi and Johnny Isakson and was later appointed by Hilda Solis, U.S. Secretary of Labor. In 2014, current U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez re-appointed Mr. Keating to serve another two-year term. In spring 2014, he testified before the U.S. Senate at a hearing on whistleblower protections.
Mr. Keating is recognized as a national authority in the area of whistleblowing and retaliation. He litigates and leads investigations into a wide range of whistleblower matters and has extensive experience handling engagements arising under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Dodd-Frank Act, the False Claims Act and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Mr. Keating is the principal author of the national treatise on Whistleblowing and Retaliation, now in its 6th edition.
In addition to his active whistleblowing practice, Mr. Keating has spent considerable time representing clients in the financial services, retail and healthcare industries. For six years, he led a team of attorneys in the defense of more than 20 wage and hour class and collective actions around the country. On numerous occasions, the team he led successfully defeated conditional class certification.
Prior to practicing law, Mr. Keating was a sixth grade teacher. He has continued his work in education by counseling and advising schools. He currently represents a number of prominent private schools in New England.
Mr. Keating has been named America’s Leading Lawyers for Business by Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers. In addition, he serves on the Board of Advisors to the National Employment Law Institute.