Keith C. Wetmore is a Managing Director with Major, Lindsey & Africa, the nation’s leading legal recruitment firm. As such, he represents partners and groups of lawyers seeking placement into top law firms across the country.
Before becoming a recruiter, Keith spent 35 years with Morrison & Foerster, serving as chair and chief executive partner from 2000–2012, representing four three-year terms, the longest tenure of any chair in the modern era. As such, he took the lead in setting policy and providing strategic direction to the 1,000-lawyer global law firm. During his tenure, the firm more than doubled its revenue and tripled its net income.
Keith serves as an outside director on the board of North Highland, and mid-sized consulting firm, where he chairs the Compensation Committee.
In his non-profit endeavors, Keith served 6 years on the board the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and just concluded his term as chair of the board of the San Francisco SPCA.
Keith received his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School, magna cum laude, where he served as Articles Editor of the Michigan Law Review. He received a B.A. in Economics, with honors, from Northwestern University. He clerked on the Second Circuit U.S. Appeals Court for Judge J. Edward Lumbard.