Keating Muething & Klekamp Welcomes Matthew J. McConnell to Succeed David A. Custer as Executive Director

The Cincinnati law firm of Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL (KMK Law®) today announced that after more than 32 years of distinguished service, David A. Custer will retire as the firm’s Executive Director, effective December 31, 2021. Matthew J. McConnell will succeed Custer who will remain with the firm through December 31, 2021.  

“Dave has been integral to our success for more than 30 years, and we wish him all the best as he focuses on his family and retirement,” said Alan Fershtman, Managing Partner. “We are very excited to welcome Matt to our firm as he brings a wealth of experience to this role. Matt is well established in the Cincinnati community and has been a great addition to KMK Law and the clients we serve.”

Matt McConnell is a senior executive with more than 20 years of finance and accounting experience across several leading organizations and a wide spectrum of industries. Prior to joining KMK Law, McConnell served for more than two years as Chief Financial Officer of KOST USA. He was formerly Vice President of Finance & Accounting at Total Quality Logistics and Senior Vice President & Treasurer at The Midland Company & American Modern Insurance Group.

McConnell earned his M.B.A. from Xavier University in 2002 and his B.S.B.A. from Miami University in 1996. McConnell is a Certified Public Accountant in Ohio.

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. Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers® 2021 recognized KMK as a leading law firm in Ohio in Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy & Restructuring, Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions, Labor & Employment, and General Commercial Litigation. KMK Law earned four National Rankings in Corporate Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, Project Finance Law and Venture Capital Law and 40 Metropolitan Rankings in the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers publication of its 2022 “Best Law Firms” Report. Founded in 1954, KMK has approximately 130 lawyers and a support staff of 150 employees. Additional information is available at


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