Keola Robert Whittaker

McGuireWoods LLP

Keola Robert Whittaker is an experienced commercial litigator. Keola has successfully litigated disputes arising out of commercial agreements for financial service and other Fortune 500 companies in state and federal courts.

Keola regularly monitors developments in Delaware corporate law and corporate governance issues and has published several articles on shareholder lawsuits relating to corporate mergers and acquisitions.

Keola is a member of the firm’s Food and Beverage Industry Team and represents food and beverage companies in a wide range of disputes and transactions. He has successfully defended a snack food company in trademark litigation against one of Mexico’s largest corporations.

He also represented an international seed company in antitrust and intellectual property litigation against its main competitor. Most recently, Keola counseled a food startup company dealing with its first food recall.

Keola has also represented a number of clients in appellate matters. He has litigated cases in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second, Fifth, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits, as well as the California Courts of Appeal.

Before joining McGuireWoods LLP, Keola practiced law at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York.  During the 2008 financial crisis, Keola defended a number of large companies in regulatory matters and litigation relating to corporate mergers and acquisitions.

Keola is an active participant in community affairs and pro bono activities, and has volunteered for The Trevor Project, Equality California, Lambda Legal, Immigration Equality, and currently serves on the board of OutRight Action International.

Keola was recently awarded with the Business Law Fellowship by the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section and serves on the Section’s Business and Corporate Litigation Committee.


  • Represented a private equity firm in a trial in the Delaware Court of Chancery relating to a failed corporate merger.
  • Successfully defended a snack food company in a trademark and trade dress dispute with its largest competitor.
  • Provided pre-litigation advice to a large entertainment studio in several trademark and copyright matters.
  • Defended several large financial institutions in federal securities lawsuits and government investigations relating to the financial crisis of 2008.
  • Represented an internet media company in a fraud and breach of contract action relating to the sale of one of its subsidiary companies.

Education :

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, JD, cum laude, 2007
  • Reed College, MA, Liberal Studies, 2004
  • Whitman College, BA, Political Philosophy, 2001

Admissions :

  • California
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Affiliations :

  • Business Law Fellow, American Bar Association Business Law Section, 2015-2017
  • Board Member, OutRight Action International
  • Member, National Hispanic Bar Association
  • Member, National LGBT Bar Association


Rate : $$$

What types of cases Attorney Keola Robert Whittaker & McGuireWoods LLP can handle?
McGuireWoods LLP can handle cases related to laws concerning Corporate, Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Antitrust & Trade, Intellectual Property, Trademark infringement. We manually verify each attorney’s practice areas before approving their profiles and reviews on our website.
Where is McGuireWoods LLP located?
McGuireWoods LLP is located at 355 S Grand Ave #4200, Los Angeles, CA 90071, USA. You can reach out to McGuireWoods LLP using their phone line 213.457.9848. You can also check their website or email them at [email protected].
How much would it cost to hire McGuireWoods LLP?
Keola Robert Whittaker lawyer charges are specific to each case. However, they work with contingency fees and its ranges from $$ to $$$. They also provide free consultation [and no obligation quotes] if you are interested to hire.
Are Keola Robert Whittaker reviews trust-able?
We have the ratings and reviews moderation team who checks and verifies every review submitted on our website manually. You can trust all the reviews you see on Keola Robert Whittaker lawyer profile listing.

Rate and write a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Is this your profile?Claim it now.

Make sure your information is up to date.
McGuireWoods LLP
South Grand Avenue 355
Los Angeles 90071 CA US
Get directions

Brian Orlow

Main Street 71-18
11367 NY US

Lina Stillman

Broadway 42
New York 10006 NY US