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DAVID TAYLOR

PARTNER
direct: 650.398.7660
email: dtaylor@kbkllp.com
EDUCATION:
  • Williams College (B.A., 2000)
  • UC Berkeley School of Law (J.D., 2006)
ADMISSIONS:
  • California, Northern District of California, Central District of California, Ninth Circuit
BIOGRAPHY

A trusted adviser to clients in and around turmoil, David Taylor leads KBK’s crisis management practice.  Mr. Taylor was the last General Counsel (and, ultimately, CEO) of Theranos, Inc., where he led the company’s efforts to repair investor relations, resolve enterprise-threatening litigation, and secure a $100M debt facility 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.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Keller Benvenutti Kim LLP

Partner

(2020 – present)

Taylor Strategic PC
Owner
(2018 – 2020)
Theranos, Inc.
General Counsel
(2016 – 2018)
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Associate
(2012 – 2016)
Public Defender Service for D.C.
Attorney
(2010 – 2012)
Williams & Connolly LLP
Associate
(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  

REPRESENTATIVE ENGAGEMENTS
  • Reorganized public utility company in effort to resolve hundreds of litigation and pre-litigation matters.

  • Directors and officers of private manufacturer regarding shareholder disputes and sale process.

  • Private educational institute in debt restructuring and related matters.

  • Private tech company in litigation and favorable resolution of fraudulent transfer allegations.

  • Startup founder regarding organizational disputes and departure negotiations.

  • Private equity CEO in protracted partnership dispute and investor negotiations.

  • Regional healthcare system in navigation of multiple-front crises.

  • Public software company regarding implementation of crisis management program.

  • Numerous Fortune 500 and private companies in securities, product liability, unfair competition, consumer privacy, and other complex litigation.

* Other representations available upon request.