Carol O' Keefe

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St. Louis, Missouri

Carol O’Keefe is a partner at Korein Tillery’s St. Louis office, and her story of returning to the legal profession is recounted in the national bestseller, “That’s What She Said: What Men and Women Need to Know About Working Together,” by former USA Today Editor in Chief, Joanne Lipman. Carol joined Korein Tillery as a practicing attorney in 2017, where she focuses on complex litigation, including representing antitrust plaintiffs in digital economy, commodity futures, and foreign exchange class actions. Carol is currently engaged in representing plaintiffs in a variety of class actions against Google, including claims for the conversion of cellular data on Android mobile devices, copyright infringement on the YouTube platform, and violation of the antitrust laws relating to the Google Play Store and Google’s publisher ad tech products. 


An early beneficiary of Title IX, Carol received her B.A. from Yale College summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, in 1983 after three years of study. At Yale, she lettered in volleyball and softball, for which she also received All-Ivy recognition and the Barbara Chou leadership award. Carol received her J.D. from Harvard Law School cum laude in 1986, and served as a judicial law clerk for Judge Michael A. Telesca of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York. Until 2008, Carol was an associate at Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, where she focused on complex litigation, including antitrust, securities, employment discrimination, and civil rights. Carol has significant court experience and has represented a wide variety of entities throughout her career, including consumers, investors, physicians, municipalities, school districts, prisoners, and religious corporations. 


After taking time off from the practice of law to focus on raising her four children, Carol was an Adjunct Lecturer at the State University of New York at Brockport from 2012-2015, where she designed and taught courses in modern constitutional law and education law. After returning to the practice of law in 2017, Carol quickly rose to partnership at Korein Tillery. 

Areas of Practice
  • Antitrust

  • Commercial Litigation

  • ERISA

  • Civil Rights

  • Technology and the Digital Economy

  • Consumer Class Actions

Bar Admission
  • New York

  • Missouri

  • Illinois

Prior Legal Experience
  • Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

  • Law Clerk, Judge Michael A. Telesca, United States District Court for the Western District of New York

Education
  • Harvard Law School

    • J.D. cum laude 

  • Yale College

    • B.A. in Economics and Political Science, summa cum laude, distinction in the major

    • Phi Beta Kappa

Representative Cases
  • Genius Media Group v Google LLC, 5:20-cv-09092-BLF (N.D. Cal.) (antitrust claim related to the online advertising market).

  • Csupo v Alphabet, Inc., 19CV352557, (Sup. Ct. Cal.) (action for conversion of cellular data).

  • Schneider v YouTube LLC, 3:20-cv-04423-JD (N.D. Cal.) (action for copyright infringement and unauthorized removal of copyright management information).

  • AOT Holding AG v Archer Daniels Midland Company, 19-cv-2240 (C.D. Ill.) (CEA claim for manipulation of ethanol futures contracts).

  • Piper v. Bayer CropScience, LP, 3:21-cv-00021-NJR (S.D. Ill.) (antitrust claim for group boycott and price fixing of crop inputs).

  • Leeder v. The National Association of Realtors, 1:21-cv-004330 (N.D. Ill.) (antitrust claim for price fixing of real estate buyer broker commissions)

  • In re Google Play Consumer Antitrust Litigation, 3:20-cv-05761-JD (N.D. Cal.) (antitrust claim related to the distribution of apps and in-app payment processing on android mobile devices).