Kimberly Taylor, Esq.
In her role as president, Kimberly Taylor oversees JAMS’ operations in the United States and abroad. Working directly with the CEO, Taylor is responsible for the company’s overall operations, with oversight of business functions, including panel relations, marketing and practice development, Resolution Center operations and human resources. She also provides operational and strategic leadership for international expansion efforts and works closely with the CEO and CFO to handle the implementation of policies and strategy.
Taylor has been a key contributor to JAMS since she joined the organization in 1999. She previously served as senior vice president and chief legal and operating officer, where she oversaw the company’s day-to-day operating activities in the U.S. and abroad. In addition, she worked with the general counsel to manage the overall risk of the company, advising management and the board with respect to transactions and negotiations. Prior to that, she served as vice president of the East/Central Region, where she oversaw unprecedented growth and expansion efforts, led panelist recruitment, and directed business development, strategic planning and daily management of Resolution Centers in the region. As associate general counsel, and an expert on arbitration processes, she developed and oversaw the training of staff and neutrals and served on the JAMS National Arbitration Committee. She is a frequent writer, lecturer and speaker, and has developed ADR programs for business and government agencies.
Prior to joining JAMS, Taylor practiced law in Ventura County, California. She earned her J.D. from Ventura College of Law, where she later served as an adjunct professor. She is a member of the California State Bar.