Michael J. McKeon

Professorial Lecturer in Law


2000 H Street, NW Washington DC 20052

Michael J. McKeon is a principal in the Washington, DC office of Fish & Richardson and a member of the firm's Management Committee. Mr. McKeon is a highly respected trial and litigation attorney with numerous awards and honors including being voted by peer-review into the 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 editions of the Best Lawyers in America, AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers 2008 and 2009, and one of Washington DC's Super Lawyers 2008 & 2011. Mr. McKeon was also featured in The American Lawyer representing Fish & Richardson as one of the top IP Litigation Firms. In addition, Mr. McKeon has been featured in Chambers USA for both Intellectual Property and ITC Section 337 cases. 

Mr. McKeon's national trial practice focuses on high technology litigation and he has extensive experience in electrical technologies including telecommunications, semiconductors, and a wide variety of consumer electronics. Mr. McKeon represents some of the world's most well-known technology companies, often in their most important, high stake patent infringement cases. Mr. McKeon serves as lead counsel to both plaintiffs and defendants. He is experienced in matters before Federal District Courts, the United States International Trade Commission, and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Mr. McKeon has successfully tried numerous jury and bench trials in courts throughout the country with a particular focus on E.D. Texas, D. Delaware and E.D. Virginia. He has deep experience in matters before the United States International Trade Commission having successfully tried numerous cases and litigated many others before the Commission’s Administrative Law Judges. 

After graduation from engineering school in 1990, Mr. McKeon started his intellectual property career as a Patent Examiner with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and continued to work full-time while attending law school in the evenings at The George Washington University Law School. Mr. McKeon was a judicial clerk to the Honorable William C. Bryson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

JD, George Washington University