Patrice L. Bishop

Of Counsel

Ms. Bishop, who is based in California, focuses her practice on complex securities litigation, including class actions alleging violations of the federal securities laws, derivative actions brought on behalf of companies to remedy breaches of fiduciary duties, and cases to ensure that stockholders are being treated fairly in the context of mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to joining Abraham, Fruchter & Twersky, LLP, for more than twenty years, Ms. Bishop practiced law with a New York based boutique law firm specializing in securities class action and derivative cases, along with cases brought under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. She managed its Los Angeles office for the majority of her tenure with that firm. She also litigated antitrust and consumer class action cases, including, but not limited to, data privacy actions. During her time with that firm, among other cases, Ms. Bishop worked as one of co-lead counsel on In re Peregrine Sys., Inc. Sec. Litig., No. 02-CV-0870 BEN (RBB) (S.D. Cal.) (recovery of $117,567,922), brought on behalf of shareholders alleging violations of, inter alia, Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. She was also the lead attorney in In re Metris Co., Inc. Sec. Litig., No. 02-CV-3677 JMR/FLN (D. Minn.) (recovery of $7.5 million). Her work in George Kimeldorf, et al. v. First Union Real Estate Equity and Mortg. Inv., et al., No. 02107176 (Sup. Ct., NY Cty.), resulted in the restraining of a proposed merger, and significantly enhanced transaction terms for preferred shareholders. She has also participated in jury trials brought under the federal securities laws. Her work included, but was not limited to, trial preparation, motion work, and the examination and cross-examination of witnesses.

Ms. Bishop received her law degree from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles, is a member of the California State Bar and admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth and Ninth Circuits, the United States District Courts for the Northern, Central, Southern and Eastern Districts of California, the District of Colorado, and the Central and Northern Districts of Illinois.


(310) 279-5125


School & Degree
J.D., Loyola Law School of Los Angeles
B.A., New York University


Bar Admission
Supreme Court of the United States
U.S. Courts of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
U.S. Courts of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois