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
(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
Public utility company in effort to resolve hundreds of litigation and pre-litigation matters.
Private educational institute in securing rescue financing during pandemic.
Private tech company in litigation and favorable resolution of fraudulent transfer allegations.
Regional healthcare system in navigation of multiple-front crises.
Private equity CEO in protracted partnership dispute and investor negotiations.
Renowned scientist addressing fallout from published misconduct allegations.
Public software company developing risk and crisis management programs.
Fortune 500 and private companies in securities, product liability, unfair competition, consumer privacy, and other complex litigation.
* Other representations available upon request.