Government Experience

  • New York—Assistant District Attorney, County of New York (Manhattan), 1984 – 1987


  • College of William & Mary, B.A. (1981)
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. (1984)


  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Keith J. Harrison


Keith J. Harrison is a partner and co-chair of Crowell & Moring’s Litigation Group and a member of the Management Board in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. A former New York City prosecutor and seasoned trial litigator, Keith has tried dozens of cases in eight states and the District of Columbia, and argued 14 cases as an appellate advocate in both state and federal courts. He has also successfully obtained numerous Temporary Restraining Orders for clients seeking emergency action by a court. Keith maintains a diverse trial, arbitration, and investigations practice, focused representing companies in highly-regulated industries, including health care, pharmaceutical, defense contracting, and aviation.

Keith currently devotes a considerable portion of his practice to identifying and developing affirmative recovery opportunities for health plans. Like the federal government, health plans are often the victims of health care fraud. Using his decades of experience in defending fraud and abuse, pharmaceutical pricing, and False Claims Act cases, Keith litigates, on a contingency basis, cases seeking to recover significant funds wrongfully obtained from health plans. Keith litigates False Claims Act (FCA), antitrust, anti-kickback, fraud and abuse, breach of contract, Lanham Act, and other complex cases. He also represents clients in grand jury investigations and other proceedings before the DOJ. In addition, Keith has extensive experience representing clients in Congressional investigations and hearings.

This year, Keith was selected to receive the Washington Business Journal’s Minority Business Leader Award. The award recognizes the region’s top 25 minority business owners and leaders and for their "entrepreneurial drive, creativity, and success." Keith has been repeatedly selected as a Washington, D.C. "Super Lawyer" in the field of civil litigation by Super Lawyers, from 2007 through 2020. Keith is also the co-chair of the firm's Public Service Practice Group and a member of the firm's Diversity Council. Prior to joining Crowell, Keith was a founding partner of King Pagano and Harrison, a 30-lawyer litigation boutique that merged with Crowell in 2006. For over a decade, Keith has been a faculty member of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, and was one of the founders of Crowell's in-house Trial Excellence Academy, two institutions teaching lawyers the art of trial advocacy.

Pro Bono and Community Service

As co-chair of Crowell & Moring's Public Service Practice, Keith oversees the firm's pro bono program. Keith is also currently the Chairman of the Board of BEST Kids, Inc. a nonprofit organization that recruits, trains and supports mentors for D.C.'s foster care youth. He has also been a volunteer youth soccer, basketball, and softball coach.