Ryan P. Keleher and J.P. Wright Named Co-Deputy Chairs of Bond’s Litigation Practice

May 1, 2024

(Albany, NY, and Syracuse, NY): Bond, Schoeneck & King is pleased to announce that Ryan Keleher (J.D., Albany Law School, 2008) and J.P. Wright (J.D., Syracuse University College of Law, 2008) were named co-deputy chairs of the firm’s litigation practice. Both are seasoned litigators.

Recognized in Best Lawyers in America® and Upstate New York Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, Keleher is a business and tort trial attorney who practices complex civil litigation in state and federal courts.

Keleher has tried both jury and non-jury trials, argued at the appellate level and represented clients during mediation and arbitration proceedings. He routinely represents corporations, small businesses, construction companies, individuals, insurance companies, third-party administrators, public entities and school districts in a wide range of litigation matters.

Keleher represents clients in a variety of business/commercial disputes ranging from breach of contract, construction disputes, business torts, fraud, unjust enrichment, unfair competition, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference, whistleblower claims, partnership dissolution, waivers and releases, enforcement of employment agreements, covenants not to compete, non-solicitation and non-disclosure agreements.

In addition to business/commercial litigation, Keleher devotes a considerable portion of his practice in the areas of personal injury, premises liability, products liability, defamation, professional malpractice, construction litigation, Labor Law §§ 240(1), 241(6) & 200, motor vehicle accidents, fire loss, water loss, toxic tort, insurance coverage disputes and cybersecurity matters.

Wright represents individuals, corporations, insurance companies, municipalities, financial institutions, universities and school districts, as both plaintiffs and defendants, in civil litigation matters in state and federal courts.

He concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, personal injury, premises liability and creditor’s rights. He also litigates cases arising under various employment law statutes, including the Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and environmental statutes, including the New York Navigation Law.

Wright has tried cases in state and federal court and argued appeals before the New York State Appellate Division in the First, Third and Fourth Departments. He also resolves disputes through alternative dispute resolution procedures, including mediation and arbitration.

Wright has also been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Commercial Litigation, 2023-2024.

Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC is an Am Law 200 law firm with more than 300 lawyers serving individuals, companies, nonprofits and public sector entities in a broad range of practice areas. Bond has 15 offices, including 11 in New York State, as well as in Florida, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Kansas. For more information, visit bsk.com.