Managing Partner, Keker Van Nest & Peters LLP

Steven Taylor joined Keker Van Nest & Peters in 2001 and became Managing Partner in 2013. He resolves high-stakes disputes that hinge on sophisticated financial data and complex business agreements and has been frequently recognized as a top intellectual property litigator. Steven received his JD from the University of Michigan Law School and clerked for the Hon. Samuel Conti of the US District Court's Northern District of California. 

At Keker Van Nest & Peters, 19% of partners are people of color and 29% are women. The firm was an original signatory to the No Glass Ceiling Initiative of the Bar Association of San Francisco in 2002, and is also a signatory of the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Goals and Timetables for Minority Hiring and Advancement. In 2019, Keker Van Nest & Peters was named among the best law firms for minority attorneys by Law360.

Joined LCLD 2021 


Highlights of LCLD Participation 


Fellows Program
Fellows nominated:
2021: Anjali Srinivasan

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected: 
2021: Candice Nguyen, Puja Parikh 


Member: Steven Taylor 

Diversity Professionals: Candice Nguyen, Ryan Wong 

Communications: Amy Merriweather