Keisha-Ann G. Gray is a partner in the Labor & Employment Law Department, and serves as co-chair of the Policies, Handbooks and Training Practice Group, and is the former co-chair of the Employment Litigation and Arbitration Practice Group. She is a distinguished trial lawyer who has secured significant victories in both federal and state courts (jury trial and otherwise) for companies facing “bet the company” sensitive litigation issues.
The breadth of her experience and background in government, first as a federal law clerk, and then as an Assistant United States Attorney, coupled with her tenure in private practice as a Big Law partner and employment litigator, gives Keisha-Ann the unique ability to meaningfully connect with diverse populations, and to thereby advocate effectively and successfully for her clients. As a result, Keisha-Ann is frequently called upon to litigate high-profile workplace misconduct claims and to conduct highly sensitive and confidential internal investigations. She regularly advises well-known companies, brands and individuals on high-reaching, high-level, reputational risk, workplace misconduct matters. Because of the sensitive nature of Keisha-Ann’s practice, many of her matters have successfully resulted in non-public resolutions and remain confidential – precisely the mandate required by her clients.
Counseling is another cornerstone of her practice. As a seasoned trial counsel and litigator, Keisha-Ann draws from her experiences in the courtroom before juries to help inform her clients, including many Fortune 500 companies, on issues pertinent to employment law and complaint prevention.
Keisha-Ann frequently speaks and writes on trial practice and employment discrimination defense matters. Most recently Keisha-Ann was recognized by The National Law Journal, Employment Law Trailblazer, Benchmark Labor & Employment Stars, New York Super Lawyers, “Top 50 Women,” New York Metro Super Lawyers, Crain's New York Business, Leading Women Lawyers in New York City and The Legal 500 United States: Labor and Employment: for both Workplace and Employment Counseling and Disputes Defense: Collective Actions. Keisha-Ann is also very passionate about mentoring junior lawyers and supporting organizations such as Practicing Attorneys for Law Students “Pals” (Member of Board of Directors) and the American Friends of Jamaica.
Prior to joining Proskauer in 2007, Keisha-Ann was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York and a former federal law 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.