Keith A. Gorgos

Keith A. Gorgos

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Binghamton, New York
607-821-2202

Keith is an Associate in Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP's Business & Banking and Litigation Departments, where he represents and advises business entities and individual clients on a wide range of legal issues. Keith is a member of the New York State, Broome County, and District of Columbia Bar Associations.

After practicing in the Washington, DC office of the international law firm of Ropes & Gray, LLP for nearly four years upon graduating law school in 2009, Keith returned to his hometown of Binghamton, NY and joined Coughlin & Gerhart in 2013. Keith has had experience and engaged in complex civil and business litigation, white-collar criminal defense, internal investigations, and the defense of government enforcement investigations initiated by the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Federal Trade Commission. Keith has also advised corporations undergoing mergers and acquisitions, and further advised clients on a variety of other business-related transactions and agreements.

During law school, Keith served as a law clerk with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York.

Honors & Awards

  • Listed, Upstate New York Super Lawyers' Rising Stars, 2015, 2016, & 2017.
  • "2017 Southern Tier's Finest [Young Professional] Honoree," as honored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and as nominated by community and professional leaders.
  • Empire State Counsel Honoree, New York State Bar Association, 2013
  • Capital Pro Bono High Honor Roll, District of Columbia Court of Appeals and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 2012

Publications & Presentations

  • Ethics & Professionalism: Breathtaking Technology & Ethical Guidelines, Broome County Bar Assoc.'s Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Program (Co-Author of Presentation) (Dec. 2014).
  • Read All About It: When Control of a Contractor Makes the News, N.Y. Employment Law Letter, Dec. 2014, at 3-4 (VOL. 21, No. 12).
  • Second Circuit Flatlines Lawsuit Against Volunteer Ambulance Corps, N.Y. Employment Law Letter, Nov. 2014, at 2-3 (VOL. 21, No. 11).
  • Overtime Compensation: An FLSA Lesson Learned, N.Y. Employment Law Letter, Sept. 2014, at 5-6. (VOL. 21, No. 9).
  • Ethics & Professionalism: Ethics of Social Media & Software Tools, Broome County Bar Assoc.'s Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Program (Co-Author of Presentation) (Dec. 2013).
  • Federal Civil Practice: A Primer - Depositions of Lay Witnesses & Expert Witnesses, New York State Bar Association's Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Program, Albany, NY (Co-Author of Presentation) (Nov. 2013).
  • Comment, Lost in Transcription: Why the Video Record is Actually Verbatim, 57 Buff. L. Rev. [Buffalo Law Review] 1057 (2009).
  • Straightforward Information Sold Separately: Why Current Regulation Fails to Adequately Protect Children from Deceptive and Unfair Advertising, 14 J. of Tech. L. & Pol’y [Journal of Technology Law & Policy] 107 (2009).

Past Employment Experience

  • U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York, Law Clerk, 2007
  • Ropes & Gray, LLP, Associate (Washington, DC, 2009-2013); Summer Associate (Silicon Valley/Palo Alto, CA, 2008)

Leadership & Community Involvement

  • Leadership Council, Tomorrow's Leaders of the CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION, CNY Chapter (2018 - present) -- young professionals who raise significant funds and are active with the planning of events to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
  • Emerging Leaders Society of the UNITED WAY of Broome County (Member, 2015 - present), an organization engaged in community service and fundraising for the United Way and local charities.
  • Honored as the "Top Fundraiser" for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Taste of the Tier 2017 event.
  • Broome Leadership Institute (BLI) (Graduate, Class of 2016) -- with 19 classmates, planned and led multiple fundraising projects to raise more than $5,000+ for CHOW® (Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse) and worked to renovate the Southern Tier CHOW® Garden's structures & facilities, including purchasing a large storage shed, fencing, and garden canopy tents.
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