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Keith R. Fisher

Distinguished Fellow, National Judicial College
Legal Opinions & Ethics


Keith R. Fisher

Distinguished Fellow, National Judicial College

An honors graduate of Princeton University and Georgetown University Law Center, and with many years of experience in large law firm private practice and as a full-time law professor, Keith Fisher was appointed in August 2021 as the first Distinguished Fellow at the National Judicial College.  He is a nationally known expert in several areas, ranging from domestic and international financial services regulation to legal and judicial ethics.  He previously chaired the Professional Responsibility Committee of the ABA Business Law Section and served on the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility.

Keith has done innovative in-person and online ethics trainings for judges in the United States and around the world, including judges from Asia, Costa Rica, Ukraine, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Canada, and Greece.  He has also worked with the U.N.’s Global Judicial Integrity Network, the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, and the UNESCO judicial bioethics project.  

Prior to his legal training, Keith earned a degree in music theory and composition and studied as a child at the Juilliard School of Music in New York.  He had a leading role in the Franco-Swiss docudrama Cleveland vs. Wall Street, which was selected for the Cannes Film Festival in 2010.  He enjoys travel, touring vineyards, playing racquet sports, bridge, and chess, and has a love of learning about foreign languages and cultures.  He speaks French, Italian, German, Spanish, Greek, and a smattering of Japanese.  (If pressed, he can get by in English). 

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