Keith Bishop


Partner, Allen Matkins


Mr. Bishop is a partner in the Irvine, California office of Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP.  He previously served as California's Commissioner of Corporations (now known as the Department of Business Oversight) and before that as Interim Savings & Loan Commissioner and Deputy Secretary and General Counsel of the Business, Transportation & Housing Agency. He has taught classes in administrative law at the University of California, Irvine and business associations, advanced topics in corporate governance, and sales and lease transactions at Chapman University School of Law.

In 1991, the California Senate Rules Committee appointed Mr. Bishop as a member of the California Senate Commission on Corporate Governance, Shareholder Rights and Securities Transactions. He is a former co-chairman of the Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section of the California State Bar and former Chairman of the Business and Corporate Law Section of the Orange County Bar Association. He has co-authored a treatise on the corporate law of Nevada, Bishop & Zucker on Nevada Corporations and Limited Liability Companies.

Mr. Bishop is also a practice consultant to the leading treatise on California's securities laws, Marsh & Volk, Practice Under the California Securities Laws and a contributor to the leading treatise on California’s corporate law, Marsh’s California Corporation Law. He writes a blog that focuses on California corporate and securities law issues, In 2014, Mr. Bishop received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Business Law Section of the California State Bar.

He has a B.A. in Biology from Harvard University and a J.D. from the University of Southern California.

Current Courses:

Securities Regulation

Prior Courses:

Securities Regulation