Keith is one of the founding partners of Larson • King. Throughout his career he has devoted his practice to complex civil litigation and strategic counseling. He has participated in some of the most significant litigation and crisis management challenges over the last decade. Among the cases in which Keith has had direct personal involvement include: silicone breast implant defense, insurance and reinsurance coverage litigation; asbestos product liability defense, insurance and reinsurance coverage litigation; medical device product liability defense and insurance coverage litigation; several significant environmental clean-up insurance coverage cases; and indoor air contaminant class actions and related coverage litigation. Keith has routinely represented all sides of major litigation, gaining experience with and intimate knowledge of plaintiff, defense, insurance, reinsurance and governmental perspectives.
Keith has practiced and has been admitted pro hac vice in numerous jurisdictions around the country and has appeared before national and international arbitration tribunals.
Keith is a frequent speaker on reinsurance and insurance topics. He has presented before industry members at conferences sponsored by Mealey’s, ARIAS-US, PLUS and USLAW, among others.
University of Iowa, J.D., with high distinction, 1990
University of Northern Iowa, B.A., with highest distinction, 1987
Hennepin County Bar Association, Chair, Insurance Law Committee
Minnesota State Bar Association, Member, Board of Governors
American Bar Association
The Fund for the Legal Aid Society, Board of Directors
International Association of Defense Counsel, Vice Chair, Excess Insurance and Reinsurance
The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
Minnesota; Wisconsin; U.S. District Court, District of Columbia; U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan; U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota; U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio; U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin; U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
Honors & Awards
Selected by The Business Journal as one of the Forty Under 40 business leaders for the year 2002. Order of the Coif. Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Corporation Law, 1989-1990.
Publications & Seminars
Co-Author: Arbitration Acts: A Desk Reference – Second Edition(2010); Co-Author: Federal and State Arbitration Acts: A Desk Reference (2006); Co-Author: “Confidentiality in Arbitrations: Are We Only Hiding from Ourselves?” presented at ARIAS-US Annual Meeting (2006); Co-Author: “Determining the Procedural Law Which Governs the Arbitration: A Basic Outline,” presented at Mealey’s Fundamentals of Reinsurance Litigation andArbitration Conference (March 2006); Author: “Redefining the Corporate ‘Jellyfish’: Corporate Plaintiffs in Defamation Actions,” J. of Corp. Law (Summer 1989); Co-Author: “Sailing Uncharted Waters: Insurance Coverage for Intellectual Property Disputes Arising from the Internet,” William Mitchell L. Rev., Vol. 28:3 (2002); Co-Author: “Evolution or Revolution: Thammes’ Role in the Development of the Business Risk Doctrine,” William Mitchell L. Rev., Vol. 29:2 (2002).