Robert G. M. Keating

  • Honorable Robert G. M. Keating


AB, Georgetown University
LLB, Duke University

Judge Robert G. M. Keating serves as an adjunct professor at Pace Law School. After receiving his law degree from Duke University, he entered the legal field as a trial attorney for the Legal Aid Society, and later began working at the District Attorney's Office in Brooklyn, eventually rising to the position of Chief Assistant District Attorney. Mr. Keating was the Coordinator of Criminal Justice for Mayor Edward Koch from 1980 to 1982, later being appointed to the Criminal Court bench in New York City and serving as Supervising Judge for Brooklyn and Staten Island. After being named the Administrative Judge for the New York City Criminal Court in 1984, he supervised and developed the Midtown Community Court, which has been recognized by several national organizations for its innovative solutions in justice, as well as inaugurating the first drug alternative to prison program with the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office. He was designated a Court of Claims judge in 1987 and later became the Administrative Judge for the Supreme Court for Brooklyn and Staten Island. Hon. Keating also has worked in the private sector, as a partner in a law firm, as senior executive vice president of a physician practice management company, and as chairman and CEO of a firm that provided consulting and alternative dispute resolution services. He is the current vice chair of the Mayor's Advisory Committee on the Judiciary and serves on the board of directors for the Fund for the City of New York and the Citizens Union of the City of New York.

In 2002, New York Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye and Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman announced the appointment of Robert G.M. Keating as head of the New York State Judicial Institute - the first judicial training and research facility in the nation built by and for a state court system. The Institute is a cooperative effort of the Judiciary, the Governor, the Legislature, and Pace University. The New York State Judicial Institute is housed on the Pace Law School campus in White Plains, NY. Judge Robert G. M. Keating served as dean of the New York State Judicial Institute from 2002-2008, and was appointed Vice President for Strategic Initiatives at Pace University effective December 1, 2008.