John Keith | Highrise Networks

Fenigstein & Kaufman

1900 Avenue of the Stars

Suite 2300

Los Angeles, CA 90067


d. 310-201-0777


Beverly Hills

John Keith


Legal Experience:

Broad-based business litigation practice, including breach of contract and business tort actions, partnership disputes, and real estate, debtor/creditor, healthcare, and insurance litigation.



Irell & Manella LLP                                 September 2003 – May 2009 

Peitzman, Weg & Kempinsky LLP       June 2009 – March 2012      (now Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP)        

Valensi Rose, PLC                                  March 2012 – May 2014       



University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)

Juris Doctor – May 2003

University of Southern California

Bachelor of Arts, School of Cinema-Television – May 1999

magna cum laude 


Honors & Professional Activities: 

·         Named a "Rising Star" in litigation by Super Lawyers magazine for the years 2009, 2010 and 2013 through 2017.

·         Editorial Board, Los Angeles Lawyer magazine: Member and 2017-2018 Chair


Publications & Speaking Engagements:

·         Rule 26 Amendments Only Go So Far in Limiting Discovery, ABA Section of Litigation E-Newsletter, April 29, 2014

·         Structuring Special Purpose Securitization Vehicles To Attain Bankruptcy Remoteness, Panelist and Presenter, Strafford Webinars, Nov. 12, 2013

·         Bankruptcy Shelters, Los Angeles Lawyer magazine, July/August 2013

·         The Rule 26 Amendments: One Year Later, ABA Commercial & Business E-Newsletter, April 30, 2012

·         The Genuine Article, Los Angeles Lawyer magazine, April 2011 (cover)

·         Ninth Circuit Gives Creditor Standing to Bring Alter Ego Claims, Bankruptcy Litigation newsletter, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Litigation Committee, ABA Section of Litigation, Winter 2011

·         Contingent Equitable Indemnity Claims Dischargeable in Bankruptcy, PWK Bankruptcy& Litigation Newsletter, Fall 2010

·         Effectiveness of Unauthorized Postpetition Transfers of Real Property, PWK Bankruptcy & Litigation Newsletter, Fall 2009

Highrise Networks, Inc.


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Los Angeles, CA 90017
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