Attorney Dennis W. Bishop has joined Cramer & Anderson as a partner in the firm’s Ridgefield office. His practice focuses on Business, Corporate and Commercial Law.
Bishop advises corporate clients in connection with a wide variety of commercial transactions, corporate formation, business and contract matters, mergers & acquisitions, lending and commercial finance and general corporate and regulatory compliance issues. He has represented domestic and multinational corporate clients across various industries including financial services, technology, manufacturing and consumer and industrial goods including software, electronics, automotive, specialty chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food & beverage, personal care, health care and home care.
Prior to joining Cramer & Anderson, Bishop served as Senior Counsel for the Americas and Global Head of Ethics & Compliance at OpenLink Financial. At OpenLink, he provided legal counsel in connection with global licensing and other commercial transactions and oversaw the company’s global Ethics & Compliance program.
Additionally, Bishop has practiced law in the Business & Finance Group at the New York offices of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, where he counseled clients on domestic and international commercial transactions and mergers & acquisitions. He also practiced in the Corporate & Banking / Project Finance Group at the Washington, D.C., offices of Winston & Strawn.
In addition to his private law practice experience, Bishop previously served as Chief Commercial Counsel for the Colgate-Palmolive Company, based in Manhattan, and also worked as a contract specialist at United Technologies Corporation’s corporate headquarters in Connecticut.
A lifelong resident of Ridgefield, Attorney Bishop is a member of the Rotary Club of Ridgefield, the Jesse Lee Memorial United Methodist Church, and the Board of Directors for the Ridgefield Playhouse. He was recently appointed as both the Chair of the Playhouse Audit Committee and Event Director for Ridgefield BandJam, an annual talent competition for high school and middle school bands serving as a fundraiser for the benefit of the Playhouse.
Having grown up playing hockey and baseball in Ridgefield, Bishop has been active coaching both Little League Baseball and travel youth hockey for many years. He served as a Member of the Board of Directors for the Ridgefield Amateur Hockey Association (RAHA) from 2016 – 2018 and was Co-President / Director of Hockey Operations during the 2017- 2018 season. Bishop’s father founded RAHA (formerly Ridgefield Youth Hockey Association), which has served the amateur youth ice hockey community in the greater Ridgefield area as a family-oriented program for over 40 years.
Bishop attended Phillips Academy Andover, went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colgate University, and earned his J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law, where he was the Note and Comment Editor for the Pepperdine Law Review.