Williams College (B.A., 2000)
UC Berkeley School of Law (J.D., 2006)
California, Central District of California, Ninth Circuit
David Taylor leads KBK’s crisis management practice. Mr. Taylor was General Counsel of Theranos from 2016-2018. Hired to address the company’s high-profile crisis, he led its efforts to repair investor relations, resolve enterprise-threatening litigation, and close a $100M financing amid active SEC and DOJ investigations. He spent ten prior years litigating complex matters at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, and Williams & Connolly LLP. He is a graduate of Williams College and the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.
Keller Benvenutti Kim LLP
(June 2020 – present)
Taylor Strategic PC
(2018 – 2020)
(2016 – 2018)
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
(2012 – 2016)
Public Defender Service for D.C.
(2010 – 2012)
Williams & Connolly LLP
(2006 – 2010)
sPEAKING & WRITING engagements
“Corporate Governance for Private Companies,” Counseling California Corporations, California Continuing Education of the Bar (Co-author, 2019-2020)
“Lessons Learned from Surviving Crises at Theranos and Beyond,” The Recorder (April 28, 2020)
“Compliance, Litigation and Oversight: Who should know what, when, where and how?”, GICLI Annual Meeting (November 2019) – Lake Tahoe, NV
“Corporate Crises,” Berkeley Law GC Roundtable (March 2019) – San Francisco, CA
Private tech company facing fraudulent transfer allegations.
Regional healthcare system managing multiple-front crises.
Children’s hospital under national media and employee scrutiny.
Private equity CEO involved in protracted partnership dispute.
Renowned scientist addressing published misconduct allegations.
Startup executive in departure negotiations and investor communications.
Public tech company developing risk and crisis management programs.
Numerous Fortune 500 and private companies in complex litigation involving securities, product liability, unfair competition, consumer privacy, and other laws.
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