- J.D., University of San Diego School of Law
- B.A., University of California, Riverside, magna cum laude
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
- U.S. District Court, Central District of California
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Takeo A. Kellar
Mr. Kellar practices out of the firm’s San Diego office and concentrates his practice in the area of securities litigation on behalf of public and private institutional investors. Prior to joining Abraham, Fruchter & Twersky, LLP, Mr. Kellar practiced securities litigation at Bernstein, Litowitz, Berger & Grossmann LLP, where he prosecuted securities fraud and derivative shareholder actions on behalf of institutional investors. Mr. Kellar has helped obtain significant recoveries on behalf of class members in several nationwide securities class actions, including In re William Securities Litigation ($311 million), In re Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. Securities Litigation ($173 million), In re New Century Securities Litigation ($125 million), and Atlas v. Accredited Home Lenders Holding Co. ($22 million settlement). Mr. Kellar also worked on the trial team responsible for successfully prosecuting the In re Clarent Corp. Securities Litigation, which resulted in a favorable jury verdict for shareholders against the company’s former CEO. In addition, Mr. Kellar has assisted in successfully prosecuting and settling important shareholder derivative cases pertaining to corporate waste such as the Apollo Group, Inc. and the Activision, Inc. stock option backdating cases.
Mr. Kellar is a graduate of the University of California, Riverside (B.A.) and the University of San Diego School of Law (J.D.). Mr. Kellar is admitted to practice in the State of California and before the United States District Courts for the Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of California.