April 03, 2023

Thomas E. (Ted) Keim, Jr. Joins Venable’s Corporate Practice in Chicago

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Washington, DC (April 3, 2023) – Venable LLP is pleased to announce that Ted Keim has joined the firm as a partner in the Corporate Practice. Mr. Keim is an accomplished corporate attorney who focuses on transactional and advisory work for a broad range of public and privately held companies across a wide spectrum of industries.

Mr. Keim represents clients in mergers and acquisitions, divestiture, investment and venture capital transactions, corporate reorganizations and restructurings, complex joint venture/commercial contracts, and company representation and governance matters. His clients include public and privately held, private equity, and family-owned companies in the following industries: healthcare and life sciences/medical devices, consumer products/food and beverage, technology, industrials, automotive, retail, gaming, and hospitality.

Frank Ciatto, co-chair of Venable’s Corporate Practice, said, “We are pleased to welcome Ted to our expanding team in Chicago. He has a great reputation as a business-savvy advisor who works collaboratively with the companies he represents to help them achieve their business objectives. His sophisticated experience in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, governance, and transactional matters will be invaluable to our clients.”

Bob Bolger, co-chair of Venable’s Corporate Practice, said, “We are always looking for great talent to join our ranks, and Ted exemplifies what we have been looking for. His experience and skills in representing businesses and individuals across a wide range of industries will provide tremendous benefits to our clients. We look forward to welcoming him to the team.”

Commenting on his move to Venable, Mr. Keim said, “I am excited to join the esteemed team of corporate attorneys at Venable, who are known for their excellent client service and top-notch business acumen. I look forward to helping to grow the Chicago office, integrating into the team, and accessing the impressive resources the firm has to offer to benefit my clients.”

Mr. Keim earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, his B.A., summa cum laude, from Yale University, and a M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge. He has been ranked among the top corporate/M&A lawyers in Illinois by Chambers USA every year since 2009.


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