Keith is currently Chair Emeritus of the law firm Morrison & Foerster, LLP, where he served as Chair of the Firm and Chief Executive Partner from 2000 to 2012. Elected to four successive terms as CEO of the global firm, Keith is credited with doubling the revenue of the firm and tripling profitability within his 12-year tenure as CEO.
During this time, under his leadership, the firm was named to The American Lawyer’s “A-List” 10 consecutive years. The prestigious A-List is Am Law's effort to "to quantify the qualities that define the 20 most successful law firms in America" by scoring firms on revenue per lawyer, pro bono commitment, lawyer diversity, and associate satisfaction.Before becoming Chair, Keith led the firm's 50-lawyer Finance and Infrastructure practice, bringing to his engagements 20 years' experience in debt and lease finance, both domestic and international. Keith has represented money center banks as agent in syndicated credit facilities, including multi-billion dollar working capital and acquisition financings, as well as smaller transactions, with particular emphasis in the technology and forest products sectors.
While at the University of Michigan Law School, Keith served as Articles Editor for the Michigan Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif.