Keating Muething & Klekamp Welcomes Andrew B. Barras

The Cincinnati law firm of Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL (KMK Law®) welcomes Andrew B. Barras, as a partner in the firm’s Litigation Group, where he will focus on complex commercial litigation, False Claims Act litigation, and white-collar criminal defense.

“We are thrilled to welcome Andrew to KMK,” said Alan Fershtman, Managing Partner. “Andrew’s extensive background in complex litigation, experience working for the U.S. Department of Justice, and his dedication to client advocacy, makes Andrew a valuable member of our team. We look forward to his contributions in furthering our commitment to excellence in commercial litigation, white-collar criminal defense and False Claims Act litigation.”

Barras is a former federal prosecutor with extensive civil and criminal litigation experience, including complex commercial, contract disputes, healthcare fraud, cyber security, product liability, antitrust, intellectual property, real estate, corporate governance, securities, and white-collar criminal defense. He has extensive civil and criminal litigation experience in both the private and public sectors and has represented parties in cases around the country. Prior to joining KMK Law, Barras served as Assistant Chief for the United States Department of Justice, Criminal Division. Barras earned his J.D. from Boston University School of Law in 2003, cum laude. He earned his B.A. from The Ohio State University in 2000, cum laude. Barras is admitted to practice law in Ohio and California.

“I am excited to join Keating Muething & Klekamp,” said Barras. “I look forward to collaborating with my colleagues to provide top-notch legal services and innovative solutions to our clients’ complex commercial litigation needs.”

About Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL
The law firm of Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL (KMK Law®), based in Cincinnati, Ohio, is a nationally-recognized law firm delivering sophisticated legal solutions to businesses of all sizes—from Fortune 50 corporations to start-up companies. KMK Law has been awarded a Top Workplaces honor by The Enquirer Media since 2012. Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers® 2023 recognized KMK as a leading law firm in Ohio in Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy & Restructuring, General Commercial Litigation, and Real Estate and in Ohio: South Central in Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions. KMK Law earned four National Rankings in Corporate Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, Project Finance Law and Venture Capital Law and 39 Metropolitan Rankings in the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers publication of its 2023 “Best Law Firms” Report. Founded in 1954, KMK has approximately 130 lawyers and a support staff of 120 employees. Additional information is available at


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