Garrett F. Bishop

Senior Counsel


Garrett Bishop is a senior counsel and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Mr. Bishop practices general corporate and business law with an emphasis in securities law, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Bishop also regularly represents mutual funds, exchange-traded funds and publicly traded investment advisers with respect to all aspects of the Investment Company Act and the Investment Advisers Act, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, public disclosure and reporting and the offering of securities. He is a member of the firm’s Transactional & Securities, Corporate Governance, Fund Formation & Investment Management, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Funds & Buyout, and Securities & Corporate Finance Practices.

Prior to joining Foley, Mr. Bishop participated in the Summer Honors Programs and externships of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. where, among other responsibilities, he aided staff in the implementation of Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act rulemakings relating to derivatives.

Representative Transactions

  • Represented Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: WLL) in its acquisition of Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. (NYSE: KOG), a transaction that created the largest producer in the Bakken shale play in Eastern Montana and Western North Dakota
  • Represented Badger Meter Inc. (NYSE: BMI) in its acquisition of National Meter and Automation, Inc., a major distributor of Badger Meter products for the municipal water utility market
  • Represented the Milwaukee Bucks President and Owner Herbert Kohl in the $550 million sale of the basketball franchise to New York investment firm executives Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens. One requirement of the deal was that the team be kept in Milwaukee, with the parties collectively pledging at least $200 million toward the development of a new arena.


Mr. Bishop earned his law degree from The George Washington University Law School (J.D., 2013), where he was a co-founder of the Forum on Law, Economics and Finance. He received his master’s degree in applied economics from Johns Hopkins University (M.A., 2008) and his undergraduate degree in international affairs from The George Washington University (B.A., cum laude, 2006).


  • “Failure to Disclose Known Trends or Uncertainties in Public Filings May Create Liability Under Section 10(b),” Foley & Lardner LLP Legal News: Transactional & Securities (February 27, 2015)
  • “SEC Proposes Rules on Crowdfunding,” Foley & Lardner LLP Legal News: Transactional & Securities (October 28, 2013)
  • co-author, “A Tale of Two Commissions: A Compendium of the Cost-Benefit Analysis Requirements Faced by the SEC & CFTC,” Review of Banking & Financial Law, 32 Rev. Banking & Fin. L. 565 (Spring 2013)


Mr. Bishop is admitted to practice law in Wisconsin.