Allanté Keels advises clients on matters related to securities litigation and enforcement. He has represented clients in investigations and enforcement proceedings before the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and State Attorneys General, among other agencies. Mr. Keels also has experience advising clients in response to sensitive internal investigations and has advised on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance.

Mr. Keels also maintains an active pro bono practice.


Mr. Keels joined the firm after serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Gregory M. Sleet (Ret.) of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. 

While attending law school, he represented Philadelphians as part of the Penn Law Civil Practice Clinic and served as a law clerk to Commissioner Mignon Clyburn of the Federal Communications Commission. Mr. Keels also served as president of Penn Law’s chapter of the Black Law Students Association.

Prior to law school, Mr. Keels was a legal fellow for Sponsors for Educational Opportunity.

Community Involvement

  • Board Member, Beyond the Basics, Inc.
  • Mentor, Maya Angelou Public Charter School
  • Member, Penn Law Black Alumni Association


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  • Education

    • JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2016

      Wharton Certificate in Management, Senior Editor, Journal of Law and Social Change

    • BA, Communication and Public Service, University of Pennsylvania, 2013

  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

    • Maryland

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. Gregory M. Sleet, US District Court for the District of Delaware, 2016 - 2017