Kiran Bhat is a Counsel at Keller Postman LLC. To serve our clients, Kiran applies his varied experiences advising plaintiffs and defendants in weighty civil matters and leading federal government teams in complex criminal prosecutions across the investigative, trial, and appellate phases.

At Keller Postman, Kiran’s practice focuses on mass arbitration, products liability, and antitrust. Kiran represents consumers in court and arbitration as part of the firm’s mass arbitration practice. He also works on all stages of mass torts cases, from initial preparatory stages through trials and appeals.

Before joining Keller Postman, Kiran was a federal prosecutor in one of the country‘s busiest districts. In that role, he tried five cases to verdict and handled more than a hundred criminal investigations and prosecutions spanning firearms and narcotics offenses, novel cybercrime, and various other kinds of fraud. Teams that Kiran helped lead disrupted the activities of one of the world’s largest ransomware syndicates; secured an indictment alleging a $100 million Ponzi scheme; broke up a massive credit card fraud factory run from inside a home; and won several convictions against people who stole millions of dollars from the government’s emergency pandemic relief programs. As a prosecutor, Kiran also served as a liaison to his district court’s innovative reentry program for returning citizens and successfully handled several matters before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Earlier in his career, Kiran worked at Stumphauzer Kolaya Nadler & Sloman, PLLC, where he represented both plaintiffs and defendants in fraud, whistleblower, and securities litigation and obtained favorable settlements and dismissals of pleadings. He also counseled clients facing internal investigations, government enforcement actions, and criminal prosecutions. Before that, Kiran worked at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where he advised corporations on antitrust issues related to mergers and acquisitions and defended clients against allegations of anticompetitive conduct.

Kiran was a law clerk to the Honorable Kathleen M. Williams of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. He graduated from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was a regular contributor to SCOTUSblog. He graduated magna cum laude with a degree in government from Harvard College and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Kiran is barred in Florida, Maryland, and the District of Columbia only.


"I’ve been on both sides of all different types of litigation in my career. Nothing has given me more satisfaction than building tough cases and taking them to court, fighting the good fight for everyday people who have been wronged. That’s what I loved most about public service and is why I’m a plaintiffs’ lawyer."

Kiran Bhat

Education & Clerkships

  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
  • A.B., Harvard College
  • Clerkship: U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Previous Affiliations

  • United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida
  • Stumphauzer Kolaya Nadler & Sloman, PLLC
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP