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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, Central District of California, Ninth Circuit
BIOGRAPHY

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.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Keller Benvenutti Kim LLP

Partner

(June 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
  • 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.

* Other representations available upon request.

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