Keisha-Ann G. Gray is a Senior Counsel in the Labor & Employment Law Department and co-head of the Employment Litigation & Arbitration Group. She is an experienced trial lawyer with a background in both the private and public sectors. Her practice focuses on civil law with an emphasis on employment discrimination work. Keisha-Ann counsels companies on complaint prevention and regularly litigates sexual harassment, age, gender and disability discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination claims before federal and state courts.
In addition to her legal practice, Keisha-Ann is the resident Legal Clinic Columnist for Human Resources Executive Online Magazine where she authors the magazine’s monthly management-side employment advice column and responds to reader questions. She is called upon frequently to speak and lecture on trial practice and employment discrimination matters.
Prior to joining Proskauer in 2007, Keisha-Ann was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York. During her tenure in the U.S. Attorney's Office, Keisha-Ann defended federal agents and agencies, including but not limited to the DEA, FBI and the U.S. Postal Service - the largest employer in the U.S. - against claims alleging workplace harassment, discrimination and constitutional tort. She gained recognition from both colleagues and the Federal Bench as a premier trial lawyer, having successfully secured numerous defense verdicts and judgments in some of government’s most complex cases. In addition to her trial work, Keisha-Ann has written and successfully argued motions before federal and appellate courts.
Keisha-Ann also is a former federal clerk, having served two-years in the Chambers of the Honorable Jaime Pieras Jr., senior judge in the District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. As a federal clerk, Keisha-Ann played a substantial role in evaluating and analyzing numerous single and multiple plaintiff employment discrimination actions that were assigned to the Judge’s civil docket.
In June 2009, Keisha-Ann was selected by The Network Journal to receive its prestigious “40 Under Forty” Award, which profiles 40 individuals, all under the age of 40, who have achieved remarkable levels of success in their chosen careers and contributed to the upliftment of their communities.