Keisha-Ann G. Gray
Keisha-Ann G. Gray is senior counsel in the Labor & Employment Law Department of Proskauer and co-chair of the Department's Employment Litigation and Arbitration Practice Group. She is an experienced trial lawyer with a background in both the private and public sectors. Her practice focuses on civil law with an emphasis on employment discrimination work. Keisha-Ann regularly litigates sexual harassment, age discrimination, gender discrimination, retaliation, disability discrimination and wrongful termination claims before federal and state courts, and counsels Fortune
500 companies on issues pertinent to employment law and complaint prevention.
Prior to joining Proskauer in 2007, Keisha-Ann served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York. Among her notable jury trial victories, Keisha-Ann defended the U.S. Postal Service -- the largest employer in the United States -- against an unlawful termination claim involving allegations of reverse-race discrimination, gender discrimination and retaliation. She has also secured successful defense verdicts and judgments in matters involving allegations of failure to promote, age discrimination, sexual harassment, race discrimination, national-origin discrimination, disability discrimination and constitutional tort. In addition, Keisha-Ann has written and successfully argued motions before the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Prior to having served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Keisha-Ann was a federal law clerk for two years to Judge Jaime Pieras Jr. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. As a result of her clerkship, Keisha-Ann observed first-hand the inner workings of the trial court and gained substantive experience by assisting in the evaluation of the numerous single and multiple plaintiff employment-discrimination actions that were assigned to the judge's docket.
In her spare time, Keisha-Ann speaks and lectures regularly on trial practice and employment discrimination matters.
Keisha-Ann received her B.A., cum laude
, from the University of Pennsylvania in 1995, and her J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1998, where she served as a research assistant to Professor Derrick Bell and a staff editor for the Review of Law & Social Change
. Keisha-Ann is admitted to practice in New York State, the District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First and Second Circuits, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico.