Keeton H.Christian


Pittsburgh + 1.412.394.7255

Keeton Christian's practice focuses on data privacy, cybersecurity, and internal investigations. She advises clients on data privacy and cybersecurity, such as counseling on compliance obligations, commercial agreements, due diligence in corporate transactions, and other issues. Keeton handles cybersecurity incidents, including advising clients on forensic investigations, notification and other legal obligations, and related regulatory investigations.

Keeton also has experience advising companies across industry sectors, including energy, critical manufacturing, and technology, on cyber governance, incident preparedness, and vulnerability management.

Keeton has an active pro bono practice. Through the Firm's Border Project, she represents women seeking asylum after facing persecution in their home countries. Keeton participates in the Pro Se Pro Bono ADR Program in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, where she has advised a pro se litigant for purposes of alternative dispute resolution.

Prior to law school, Keeton served as a Peace Corps volunteer and worked as an international educator.


  • Ansys acquires DiakoptoJones Day advised Ansys in the acquisition of Diakopto, a provider of differentiated EDA solutions to accelerate integrated circuit (IC) development.
  • Evoqua merges with Xylem in $7.5 billion all-stock transactionJones Day advised Evoqua Water Technologies Corp. (NYSE: AQUA) in its $7.5 billion stock-for-stock merger with Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL).
  • KKR acquires IVI-RMA GlobalJones Day acted as U.S. counsel in the €3 billion acquisition of IVI-RMA, a group specialized in assisted reproduction techniques.
  • Organon makes strategic investment in Claria MedicalJones Day advised Organon in the strategic investment in Claria Medical, Inc. a privately-held company developing an investigational medical device being studied for use during minimally invasive laparoscopic hysterectomy.
  • Centre Lane Partners acquires personalization business of Kibo Software, Inc.Jones Day advised Centre Lane Partners, LLC in the acquisition and financing of the personalization business of Kibo Software, Inc., a market leader in modern, omnichannel commerce and a platform company of Vista Equity Partners.
  • Ansys, Inc. acquires OnScale, Inc.Jones Day advised Ansys, Inc. in the acquisition of OnScale, Inc., a cloud simulation provider.
  • Asbury Automotive Group acquires Larry H. Miller Dealerships and Total Care Auto for $3.2 billionJones Day advised Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: ABG), one of the largest automotive retail and service companies in the U.S., in its acquisition of Larry H. Miller Dealerships, and Total Care Auto, Powered by Landcar for $3.2 billion.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires LigneticsJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in connection with the acquisition and financing of Lignetics, Inc., the largest consumer-focused wood pellet manufacturer in the U.S., from Taglich Private Equity and Mill Road Capital.