Jami Wintz McKeon is Chair-elect of the global law firm Morgan Lewis & Bockius. She is the first female to hold the position in the Firm’s 140 year history, and one of only a handful of women leading international law firms today.
Ms. McKeon began her career at Morgan Lewis in Philadelphia in 1981. In her more than 30 years at Morgan Lewis, Ms. McKeon has held various leadership positions, and helped to spearhead the expansion of the firm’s practice on the West Coast, as well as internationally in London and Moscow. Ms. McKeon was also a leader in the development of alternative fee arrangements and helped pioneer several programs for clients focused on alternative fees.
Ms. McKeon has been recognized by The American Lawyer in the category of Best Lawyers - Commercial Litigation, has been honored by The Daily Journal as one of the “Top 75 Women Litigators” and as one of the “Top 100 Lawyers in California,” and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America.
During Ms. McKeon’s tenure as practice group leader of Morgan Lewis’s Litigation Practice, the Litigation Practice received a number of accolades. BTI Consulting Group named Morgan Lewis a “Powerhouse - Best of the Best” for Complex Commercial Litigation in their Litigation Outlook 2013, and in 2012 the practice was named one of The Legal Intelligencer’s “Pennsylvania Litigation Departments of the Year.” Under her leadership Morgan Lewis has become a destination point for key government officials who have joined the practice from the Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Attorney General’s office.
Ms. McKeon’s practice focuses on complex litigation, including class and mass actions, and civil and regulatory proceedings. Ms. McKeon currently leads the Morgan Lewis team representing one of the world’s largest banks in mortgage and credit card-related regulatory and litigation matters.
Ms. McKeon earned her law degree from Villanova University School of Law (1981) and her undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University (1978). Ms. McKeon’s family has a long history of involvement in the arts. Both her mother and her sister danced on Broadway. In addition to appreciating the arts, Ms. McKeon enjoys spending time with her husband, John, and four children, Jake, Samantha, Payton and Maggie.