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Keith J. Larson
Louisville, Kentucky
phone (502) 371-3523
fax (502) 371-9223
email larson@derbycitylaw.com

Keith J. Larson is a member of the Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Group. He represents debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, equity interest holders, bankruptcy trustees, and acquirers of troubled businesses in a wide variety of bankruptcy and workout matters. Keith has briefed and argued cases in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Circuits as well as in state appellate courts, including issues of first impression. Keith has also tried numerous bench and jury trials, and has extensive experience litigating adversary proceedings in bankruptcy court.

While attending law school, Keith served as the Deputy Congressional Campaign Manager and Communications Director for John Sarbanes for Congress 2006 and later as a legal extern for United States Senator Barbara A. Mikulski. Upon graduation, he worked as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Judge Sean D. Wallace in Maryland.

Keith writes and lectures on issues in consumer and business bankruptcy. He is an associate editor of the ABI Journal. In 2017, Keith was recognized by Louisville Business First as 20 People to Know in the Law.

Keith is the supervising and hiring attorney for the firm’s summer associate and law clerk program.

Publications and Presentations
What’s the Matter with Delaware? An Analysis of the Bankruptcy Venue Reform Act of 2018, Louisville Bar Briefs (2018)

Midland Funding v. Johnson: Pitting the Bankruptcy Code against the FDCPA?, Louisville Bar Briefs (2017)

The Debtor’s Dissent: A Brief Review of Justice Scalia’s Bankruptcy Opinions, Louisville Bar Briefs (2016)

Congress: Resolve Split on Ch. 7 Substantial Contribution Claims, 35-4 ABIJ 20 (2016)

Does Credit that Diminishes the Estate Qualify as New Value?, 34-7 ABIJ 16 (2015)

The Medical Bankruptcy Fairness Act of 2014: Cure or Misdiagnosis?, Am. Bankr. Inst. Legis. Comm. (2014)

Bankruptcy or Bailout? Senators Seek to Replace Title II of Dodd–Frank with a New Bankruptcy Chapter 14, Am. Bankr. Inst. Legis. Comm. (2014)

Early–Intervention Contacts and the Automatic Stay: CFPB Reconciles Conflict Between RESPA Rule and the Bankruptcy Code, Am. Bankr. Inst. Legis. Comm. (2014)

The Protecting Employees & Retirees in Municipal Bankruptcies Act, Am. Bankr. Inst. Legis. Comm. (2014)

Republican Revolutionaries and Tea Party Patriots: A Public Choice Analysis of Congressional Term Limits, 86 St. John’s L. Rev. 761 (2012) (available at https://scholarship.law.stjohns.edu)

The Senate Hold: Preliminary Evidence from the Baker Years (with Congressman Daniel Lipinski and Dr. C. Lawrence Evans, cited in Walter J. Oleszek, Congressional Procedures & the Policy Process (2004))

The Intersection of Bankruptcy and the FDCPA: the CFPB’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, ABI webinar hosted by the ABI Consumer Bankruptcy Committee (forthcoming, Jul. 2019)

Bankruptcy Venue Reform: Will it happen? Should it happen?, Louisville Bar Association Bankruptcy Section (Aug. 2018) (moderator and panel organizer)

Section 1111(b) and Credit Bidding Issues, Barbara A. Everly Advanced Procedures Bankruptcy Seminar (with Gerald F. Munitz; 2014) (prepared written content)

Bankruptcy: A Creditor’s Perspective, Nat. Buss. Inst. Continuing Legal Education Seminar (2014) (presented three one–hour seminars)
Professional Services
Associate Editor, ABI Journal, 2018–present

Special Projects Leader, ABI Consumer Bankruptcy Committee, May 2019–present

Director, ABI Legislation Committee, 2016–2018

Chair, Louisville Bar Association Bankruptcy Section, 2017–2018

Leadership Team, Louisville Chapter of Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE), 2016–present
Recognition & Activities
Louisville Business First, 20 People to Know in the Law, 2017

Member, Leadership Louisville, 2016

National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40

Secretary of the Board of Directors, Louisville Forum, 2016–present Secretary of the Board of

Directors, Shively Area Ministries, 2017–present
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association, Vice-Chair Appellate Division
American Bankruptcy Institute, National Membership Director for the Legislation Committee
Young Professionals Association of Louisville
Admissions and Courts
U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa
U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky
University of Maryland School of Law, 2008
Awarded Certificate of Concentration in Health Law

The College of William and Mary, Virginia, 2003
B.A. Government with High Honors

Bankruptcy Reorganization
Financial Restructuring
Commercial Litigation
Pro Bono Activities
Appointed as Special Projects Leader of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI)

Associate Editor of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) (2 years)

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