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Keith M. Lee

Keith M. Lee


Philadelphia, PA

How Keith Helps Clients

Keith is a member of the firm’s Labor, Employment, Benefits & Immigration Section. He focuses his practice on a wide range of labor and employment matters. Keith defends clients against claims of wrongful termination, retaliation, discrimination, unlawful harassment, and hostile work environment. Specifically, Keith defends large clients in the retail, corporate, health, and higher education spaces. Keith has litigated several cases involving allegations of employment discrimination and has facilitated successful results for clients through his reasonable and methodological approach. Keith also counsels colleges and universities on Title IX investigations and conducts internal investigations of alleged employee misconduct, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.  Additionally, Keith has successfully defended Fortune 500 companies in complex discrimination cases brought in federal court. Keith also regularly counsels clients on various matters concerning compliance with federal and state employment laws and regulations. 

During law school, Keith served as a Judicial Extern for both the Honorable Mark A. Kearney in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Honorable George A. Pagano in the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas. He also served as Chairman of the Villanova Law Moot Court Board and was a two-time national quarterfinalist at external Moot Court competitions focused on employment and immigration law. Additionally, he served as a teaching assistant for Villanova Law’s Legal Writing I & II Curriculum.

What Clients Can Expect

Keith is a personable, strategic, and solutions-oriented attorney. He is a strong advocate who approaches clients with compassion and diligently works to achieve the best results consistent with their objectives.

Combining passion and purpose allows me to effectively represent each and every client to the best of my ability.

Outside the Office

Keith enjoys spending time with his wife, family, friends, and miniature Australian Shepherd, Kylo. When Keith is not in the office, he likes playing volleyball, trying new restaurants with his wife, and listening to music—he has even recorded some original songs. 

Proof Points

  • Secured summary judgment on all counts in a federal case involving claims of disability discrimination, retaliation, and failure to accommodate under the Americans with Disabilities Act, and retaliation and intentional interference under the FMLA.
  • Secured motion to dismiss in an age discrimination and breach of contract action on behalf of a global retail corporation.
  • Secured motion to dismiss in a discrimination action on behalf of a multinational telecommunications company.
  • Secured favorable results in multiple mediations on behalf of Fortune 500 companies.
  • Successfully defended global retail corporations and universities in cases involving claims of age, sex, and disability discrimination.
  • Successfully defended national healthcare company in a case involving claims of disability discrimination and retaliation.
  • Successfully conducted multiple internal investigations for an institution of higher education regarding claims of racial discrimination and hostile work environment.
  • Hosted CLE Seminar regarding the rise of Pay Transparency Laws in the United States and effective measures for compliance.
  • Hosted CLE Seminar regarding the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s guidance on employers’ use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the employment selection process and its interrelation with federal, state, and local anti-discrimination laws.
  • Moderated panel discussion regarding diversity and generational differences in law firms throughout the feedback and promotion processes.