Keker, Van Nest & Peters is a midsize firm rooted in California. The firm's lawyers are skilled in everything from intellectual property disputes to white collar criminal defense to commercial litigation, but the firm is best known for its litigation and IP prowess. It is among the Top 5 firms in Vault’s Litigation Boutique Law Firm and Intellectual Boutique Law Firm rankings. The firm has also been recognized as a firm committed to supporting a diverse workplace.

Firm Stats


Total No. Attorneys (2021)

100 - 150


Featured Rankings

Best Intellectual Property Speciality Law Firms


Base Salary

Salary not disclosed.


No. of U.S. Offices



No. of International Offices



Major Office Locations

San Francisco, CA

About the Firm

Headquartered in San Francisco, Keker, Van Nest & Peters is perhaps best known for handling major intellectual property disputes for some of the country's leading names in technology. The firm also has a reputation for unleashing experienced trial attorneys skilled in everything from white collar criminal defense to commercial litigation.

Courtroom Smarts

Founded in 1978, Keker, Van Nest & Peters comprises around 100 lawyers and has a California base with an international reach. The firm specializes in intellectual property, professional liability (particularly law and accounting firms), consumer and class action suits, general contract and commercial litigation, antitrust law, white collar crime, and appellate cases. Keker, Van Nest & Peters is well regarde...

Diversity at Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP

The Law Firm Diversity Profile contains the firm’s self-reported responses to the Vault/MCCA Law Firm Diversity Survey, an annual survey conducted by Vault.com in partnership with the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. Detailed demographic breakdowns of the firm’s attorneys by level, race, gender, LGBTQ and disability status offer a valuable statistical overview, while descriptions of its diversity programs, initiatives and strategic plans provide a comprehensive portrait of the firm’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace.