Keker, Van Nest & Peters Names Laurie Carr Mims Managing Partner
(San Francisco, 03/01/2023) San Francisco boutique trial firm Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP is pleased to announce Laurie Carr Mims as Managing Partner. She follows Steven K. Taylor, who has led the company since 2013 and will continue to litigate high-stakes commercial and financial services cases.
Laurie Carr Mims, Managing Partner
“It has been a wonderful honor to serve as the Managing Partner of Keker, Van Nest & Peters. Laurie has agreed to take on the role with the partnership’s full and loud support,” Steve Taylor said. “Laurie pours her heart and soul into this firm. She’s respected and revered by her colleagues and clients alike, and there’s no better individual to lead our strategic growth, while working to maintain the culture of our firm.”
Keker, Van Nest & Peters has grown from 79 lawyers in 2013 to 115 lawyers now, raised sales by over 80%, and extended its San Francisco office space by 40,000 square feet under Steve Taylor. The company has tried or arbitrated approximately 60 cases in the past decade and devotes 7% of its billable time to pro bono work.
Steven K. Taylor, Partner
“The past few years have brought unprecedented challenges to the business and legal communities, and our firm was no exception. Steve was instrumental in leading our pandemic response and policies, navigating our return to office, and re-committing our firm to its diversity goals. He is bookending his time as Managing Partner with our most financially successful year on record,” said Laurie Carr Mims. “The firm is truly grateful for his leadership and dedication, and I feel privileged to build upon his outstanding work.”
Since joining Keker, Van Nest & Peters in 2005, Ms Mims has helped the firm litigate complex commercial matters, particularly in the life sciences sector, and lead its contingency practise, which has recovered hundreds of millions in awards for its clients. Ms. Mims represented Veeva Systems in a remarkable mid-trial judgement as a matter of law dismissing a $450 million trade-secret misappropriation complaint involving clinical trial software. She was lead trial counsel for Shareholder Representative Services, which won a $80+ million post-merger lawsuit in Delaware Chancery Court on behalf of FerroKin Biosciences’ former shareholders. Ms. Mims also successfully represented Genentech in a significant trade secret theft by its former scientists who created JHL Biotech to produce biosimilar cancer medicines. Ms. Mims led a team that gained a preliminary injunction blocking Bad Boys Bail Bonds from collecting $38 million from unwary bail bond co-signers.
Elliot R. Peters, Partner
“Laurie is an incredibly talented lawyer and a proven leader,” Keker, Van Nest & Peters partner Elliot Peters, said. “She possesses a rare combination of sound judgment, dedication, and empathy that will serve her well as she leads the firm to continued success. Her commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in our profession and to ensuring that we provide excellent client service, while fostering the development of the next generation of trial lawyers, is unmatched.”
Ms. Mims also leads Keker, Van Nest & Peters. She chaired the Attorney Development and Training Committee, Management Committee, and Compensation Committee before becoming Managing Partner. She is a Law360 Life Sciences MVP, a Daily Journal Top Trade Secret Lawyer, and a Recorder California Trailblazer. Ms. Mims was an associate at Williams & Connolly LLP and a legal clerk in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania before joining the firm. Harvard Law School awarded her J.D. The Mims family lives in Pleasant Hill.
About Keker, Van Nest & Peters
Keker, Van Nest & Peters has handled high-stakes civil and criminal disputes nationwide for over 40 years. The firm handles high-stakes cases. We represent celebrities and top brands like Genentech, Google, Instacart, Lyft, Major League Baseball, Meta, Netflix, and Qualcomm. The firm specialises in intellectual property, professional liability, class actions, general contract and commercial litigation, antitrust, white collar, and appellate.
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