Greg Keating’s top-notch skills in and out of the courtroom have won him the respect of employers. He is both a trusted advisor on a panoply of employment issues and a much sought-after whistleblower defense attorney. Keating also defends employers in a wide range of other employment disputes. He draws on more than 25 years of experience as a litigator and employment lawyer to help clients successively resolve their workplace issues.
Employers seek Keating's daily advice on every type of employment issue. He also regularly advises a substantial number of private independent schools. A thought leader on whistleblower issues, Keating counsels clients on establishing a strong compliance program to help them avoid problems. He previously testified in the U.S. Senate on creating effective compliance programs and helped write a thought leadership piece on compliance programs while serving for four years on the U.S. Department of Labor’s Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee.
Keating has earned a national reputation as a whistleblower defense attorney. He helps clients successfully prepare for, investigate, and defend claims raised by whistleblowers. Keating has litigated and investigated whistleblower matters across the country and around the world. He has handled whistleblower engagements under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Dodd-Frank Act, the False Claims Act, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Keating is the principal author of the national treatise Whistleblowing and Retaliation, now in its sixth edition. In 2008, he established the first whistleblower defense practice group in the United States.
Keating has extensive experience defending against class and collective actions arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII, and the ADA, among others, including defeating class certification and prevailing on the merits. He also manages cases involving restrictive covenants, trade secret violations, and employee raiding. Additionally, he investigates allegations of sexual harassment, retaliation, and other wrongdoing.
Before joining Epstein Becker Green, Keating was chair of a Boston-based law firm’s Whistleblower Defense and Labor, Employment & Benefits practice groups. Keating teaches the course “Whistleblowing and Retaliation” at Boston College Law School as an Adjunct Professor.