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Keith Paul Bishop

Keith Paul Bishop

Keith Paul Bishop is a partner in our Corporate and Securities Practice Group, and works out of the Orange County office. He represents clients in a wide range of corporate transactions, including public and private securities offerings of debt and equity, mergers and acquisitions, proxy contests and tender offers, corporate governance matters and federal and state securities laws (including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the Dodd-Frank Act), investment adviser, financial services regulation, and California administrative law. He regularly advises clients on compliance, licensing, regulatory and civil enforcement issues. He has advised clients in connection with several internal corporate investigations, including investigations of stock option backdating and other alleged management malfeasance. Keith has also been retained as an expert witness to testify concerning corporate law, securities law and attorney malpractice.

Recent Posts

"Shut, Shut The Door, Good John!" Bill Introduced To Close Revolving Pension Fund Door

Last week in this post, I wrote about the California Controller John Chiang's announced intention to sponsor legislation to shut the revolving door between California's two largest public retirement systems, CalPERS and CalSTRS, and the private...

"Hello, Newman" - E-Mail Bill May Add To Post Office Woes

On Valentine's Day, the United States Postal Service announced that it had begun its 2011 fiscal year with a loss of $329 million.  In announcing these results, the USPS cited "electronic diversion" as implying "long term structural changes in...

Another Fissure In The Internal Affairs Doctrine?

In this post from last November, I mentioned two New Jersey decisions applying New Jersey law rather than the law of the state of incorporation.  Krzastek v. Global Resource Industrial & Power, Inc., No. A-1815-06T2 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Sept....

The Shades Of Samson Occum, Daniel Webster And John Marshall Haunt New LLC Act Bill

Nearly two decades ago, I co-wrote an article describing a new form of business entity - the limited liability company - and pondering whether California would ever enact laws authorizing the organization of LLCs.  Bishop & Rizzi, "Are Limited...

Controller To Sponsor Bills Aimed At Influence Peddling At CalPERS And CalSTRS

On February 3, 2011, California Controller John Chiang sent this letter to Rob Feckner, Chairman of the California Public Employees Retirement System.  The Controller is an ex officio member of the CalPERS Board of Administration.

The first bill...

Man Bites Dog: SEC Staff Overrules Congress

Yesterday, Broc Romanek reported in his blog that the Securities and Exchange Commission staff has posted several new Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations with respect to Say-on-Pay.  In particular, I noted that the staff disagrees with...

CalPERS' Placement Agent Investigators Admit Cooperation With The SEC and Prosecutors

On Wednesday, February 16, 2011, the Board of Administration of the California Public Employees Retirement System will consider proposed steps to implement the twelve recommendations resulting from a special review by an outside law firm of...

Why Is There No Withhold Box?

The Securities and Exchange Commission has long required that a form of proxy relating to matters other than election to office provide a means to specify by boxes a choice between approval or disapproval of, or abstention with respect to, each...

The Flexible Purpose Corporation - Can It Serve Two Masters?

Last year, the Senator Mark DeSaulnier introduced SB 1463 to provide for an entirely new form of entity - the flexible purpose corporation.  SB 1463 did not move forward and died at the end of the 2009-2010 legislative biennium.   With the deadline...

Section 2115, The Internal Affairs Doctrine And Mandatory Indemnification Of Successful Agents

Last Friday, I wrote in this post about mandatory indemnification of agents pursuant to California Corporations Code § 317(d).  California's neighbor to the East, Nevada, also requires indemnification of agents in much the same terms as California. ...

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