Williams College (B.A., 2000)
UC Berkeley School of Law (J.D., 2006)
California, Northern District of California, Central District of California, Ninth Circuit
David Taylor is a trusted advisor to clients in and around financial distress. He was the last General Counsel—and, ultimately, CEO—of Theranos, which he led through its restructuring and wind-down. He regularly counsels boards, special committees, and management on out-of-court solutions to solvency and liquidity issues. His experience and judgment have been particularly valued by venture capital and private equity-backed companies, with which he has worked on restructurings in a variety of industries.
David is also a seasoned litigator, having spent the first decade of his career 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
Restructuring & Crisis Management
Independent directors and officers of private manufacturer in merger amid shareholder disputes.
Board of private educational institute in debt restructuring enabling continued operations.
Special committee of board of digital health startup in debt restructuring amid shareholder disputes.
Lender to venture-backed solar energy company in connection with debt restructuring transaction.
Chief executive officer of private equity firm navigating disputes among general and limited partners.
Chapter 7 trustee in prosecution of $100M+ fraudulent transfer suit against former officers of oil & gas producer.
Reorganized public utility company in resolving of hundreds of litigation and pre-litigation bankruptcy claims.
Fortune 50 bank in successor-liability suits stemming from acquisition of troubled mortgage lender.
Private tech company in defense and favorable resolution of trustee's fraudulent transfer action.
Two Am Law 100 law firms in defense and favorable resolution of trustee's professional liability action.
* Other representations available upon request.