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Keith C. Wetmore

Wetmore, Keith C.

Chair Emeritus

San Francisco, (212) 468-8200


Northwestern University (B.A., 1977)
University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1980)

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Hon. J. Edward Lumbard, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

From 2000-2012, Keith Wetmore was Chair of Morrison & Foerster LLP, taking the lead in setting policy and providing strategic direction to the firm. During his tenure, the firm has expanded internationally and domestically in key financial and technology centers, and has been ranked on the American Lawyer A-List nine consecutive years.

Before becoming Chair, Mr. Wetmore 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.

Mr. Wetmore 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.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the North Highland Holding Company, Inc., a global management consulting firm.

While at the University of Michigan Law School, Mr. Wetmore served as Articles Editor for the Michigan Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif.