Caroline Keen to Join Hayward Industries as Corporate & Securities and Compliance Counsel

May 10, 2022

Caroline Keen, an antitrust, trade and commercial litigation associate in McGuireWoods’ Charlotte, North Carolina, office, will leave the firm on May 12, 2022, to join Hayward Industries Inc. as counsel.

In her new position, Keen will oversee corporate, securities and compliance matters at the company. Hayward Holdings Inc. is an industry-leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad portfolio of pool equipment and associated automation systems.

“I am excited to join Hayward’s esteemed legal department as it establishes headquarters here in Charlotte and continues to support a growing company,” Keen said. “I am thankful for the experiences I have had and the relationships I have built during my time at McGuireWoods. I look forward to new challenges and appreciate that my colleagues are supportive as I transition to my new role.”

Since joining McGuireWoods in 2016, Keen has represented individuals and corporate clients in mortgage, complex commercial and financial services litigation matters. She also advised clients on internal investigations and in responding to requests for information from federal banking regulators and government agencies.

An advocate for diversity and inclusion, Keen served as a host of the LCLD Pipeline Committee’s 1L Scholars Program and an officer for the Charlotte Asian Pacific American Bar Association. She is an alumnus of the Charlotte Legal Diversity Clerkship.

“Caroline has been a respected member of our team for the past six years, and we wish her great success as she embarks on the next phase of her career,” said Chicago partner Amy Manning, chair of McGuireWoods’ Antitrust, Trade & Commercial Litigation Department.

Keen received her undergraduate degree from Duke University and her law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law, where she was president of the Asian American Law Students Association and executive editor of the North Carolina Banking Institute Journal. During law school, she completed two externships, one for Judge Gregory P. McGuire of the North Carolina Business Court and the other for Judge Sam J. Ervin IV of the North Carolina Court of Appeals.