On October 2, 2019, Chief Justice John Roberts of the Supreme Court swore in Shook Partner Matthew Keenan as a member of the Board of Directors for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). The LSC is the single largest provider of civil legal assistance for low-income people in the nation. Appointed by President Donald Trump and confirmed by the U.S Senate, Keenan’s more than 30 years practicing law, as one of the nation’s leading product liability lawyers, has prepared him for this prestigious role.
In 2019, Matt celebrated his 34th anniversary at Shook. Listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Product Liability Defense Lawyers, Matt is identified in various other publications as a top lawyer in his field.
One of his areas of focus is the preparation and defense of a number of corporate witnesses in national product liability cases. Matt has prepared and defended 51 company witnesses for depositions in five MDL proceedings over the past 30 years. In addition to this work, Matt has published seven articles in national publications on this topic, and most recently organized a panel on the subject at the mid-year meeting of the International Association of Defense Counsel in La Quinta, California.
Matt has been an active member of various bar organizations over his career, including the Kansas Bar Association and International Association of Defense Counsel, and serves on the Board of Legal Aid of Western Missouri.
Matt served as chair of the firm's Pro Bono Committee for eight years, and his pro bono efforts have been featured in the Kansas City Star in two stories (January 2, 2010, and March 1, 2015), celebrating Shook's role in facilitating adoptions. Matt has also been quoted in Working Mother magazine.
For better or worse, the remote deposition in here to stay. Matt Keenan and Jon Strongman will share their experience using this technology. Their presentation is designed to provide insights as well as tips and tricks on how use the remote depositio...