Keith P. Ronan

Associate General Counsel

Keith P. Ronan concentrates his practice on transactional matters and general legal affairs. In that capacity, he represents the University in commercial transactions, contract negotiation, procurement, data privacy and protection, intellectual property, technology licensing and commercialization, and compliance. Additionally, he provides counsel to the University on litigation arising from transactional matters, including managing outside counsel.

Prior to joining Rutgers, Mr. Ronan was an associate counsel at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York City, where he focused on drafting and negotiating complex goods and service agreements, including advising the Fair Payment Program Office on the New Fare Payment System, OMNY, which is a multi-year process of replacing the MetroCard with contactless bankcards, smartcards, near field communication devices, and closed-loop virtual media. He additionally worked for several years as a Deputy Attorney General in the State of New Jersey, Office of the Attorney General in Legal Affairs where he was transactional counsel, emergency management counsel, an administrative practice officer, and the legal representative for the Consolidated Grants Management Office. Before that, he was transactional and litigation counsel within the Division of Law for the New Jersey Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle Commission, Schools Development Authority, and Division of Property Management and Construction.

Immediately after graduating law school, Mr. Ronan worked as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. Jane A. Grall, P.J.A.D. in the Superior Court of New Jersey: Appellate Division.

Mr. Ronan received a B.A. with honors from Rutgers College and a J.D. from Rutgers School of Law—Newark, where he was the Managing Notes Editor for the Rutgers Law Review, an Executive Board Member for the Rutgers Moot Court Board, and a Teaching Associate to 1L Legal Research and Writing students. Mr. Ronan is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and New York.