Keith Paul Bishop

Professional Biography

Keith Bishop works with privately held and publicly traded companies on federal and state corporate and securities transactions, compliance, and governance matters. He is highly-regarded for his in-depth knowledge of the distinctive corporate and regulatory requirements faced by corporations in the state of California.

While many law firms have a great deal of expertise in federal or Delaware corporate law, Keith’s specific focus on California corporate and securities law is uncommon. A former California state regulator of securities and financial institutions, Keith has decades of experience navigating the regulatory-intensive state’s rules.

For companies with substantial operations in California but incorporated elsewhere, Keith is an exceptional resource. He is frequently called in to help with issues arising under California’s “blue sky” and lender laws.

An avid writer, Keith’s blog,, covers a diverse collection of California corporate and securities law issues and has served as a valued resource for other attorneys, business executives, judges, and media, nationwide.

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Keith Paul Bishop has been named a Go-To Thought Leader for his ongoing coverage of California corporate law, including noteworthy news highlights, legislative updates, and complicated matters within the field of corporate law. A partner at Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP, Mr. Bishop recently discussed topics such as the potential end of FINRA, the California DFPI, and the California Corporations Code.

Keith Paul Bishop was a NLR Go-To Thought Leader in 2018, and Mr. Biship is honored again in 2020 for his California Corporate and Securities Law Blog. Of note in 2020 is Mr. Bishop’s coverage of the California’s Corporate Board Diversity Law, AB 979, which required corporate boards with headquarters in California meet a quota of directors from underrepresented communities.  Mr.Bishop’s consistent coverage of corporate and securities regulation and litigation in California, Nevada and nationwide, as well as his whimsical asides in classical language and literature, make him a 2020 National Law Review Thought Leader and perennial reader favorite.      

Keith Paul Bishop and his work on the California Corporation & Securities blog has been selected for the National Law Review’s Go-To Thought Leadership Award. Mr. Bishop’s commitment to writing (we can count on a post almost every day!) and his extensive knowledge of the California Corporation’s Code (and ancient languages!) ensure his posts are enjoyable and informative. You can subscribe to Allen Matkins California Corporate and Securities Law Blog Here


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