Managing Shareholder, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Matthew Keen has practiced labor and employment law at Ogletree Deakins since 1987. He has been recognized as a top lawyer by Chambers and North Carolina Legal Elite and serves on the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Board of Advisors. He was named Managing Shareholder in 2016, with a goal of focusing on recruiting, leadership, and strategic vision. Matthew also serves on the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee. 

As part of LCLD's Leaders at the Front initiative, Matthew created a Leader's Pledge detailing his personal and organizational commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read Matthew's pledge here

Ogletree Deakins partners with a variety of diversity organizations, and LCLD plays an important role in their activities. In 2015, the firm was ranked No. 1 for Black or African American lawyers on the American Lawyer Diversity Scorecard and received the Thomas L. Sager Award from the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. 

Ogletree Deakins was named an LCLD Top Performer in 2022.

Joined LCLD 2009


Highlights of LCLD Participation 

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated:
2022: Amanda Quan; 2021: Grace Ristuccia; 2020: Caroline Tang; 2019: Stephen Quezada; 2018: Jacqueline Barrett; 2017: Kristy Offitt; 2016: Dinah L. Choi; 2015: Daniel Sulton; 2014: Elizabeth Marie Ebanks; 2013: Min S. Suh; 2012: Monique Gougisha Doucette; 2011: Thornell Williams, Jr.

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected:
2022: Fauzia Amlani, Brazitte Poole; 2021: Tiaundra Gordon-Foster, Natalie Hernandez; 2020: Norma Manjarrez

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2022: Julia Ware, Winnie Kibe, Gemma Park; 2021: Margaret Foss, Sophie Kim, Holly Morrison; 2019: Yeva Mikaelyan, Jenna Jonjua, Taylor Carter; 2018: Ariel Clarke, Renel Datulma, Agustin Martinez; 2017: Julius Halstead, Yebin Ki, Brazitte Poole; 2013: Todd Hightower; 2012: Dino A. Bovell, Jr., Jia Li

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Attendance
Annual Meeting (2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016)
Leadership Summit (2022, 2017, 2016)


Member: C. Matthew Keen

Diversity Professionals: Nicole Harris

Communications: Mary Lou Field