Kevin has been perfecting his craft since 1998 as an expert in three distinct areas, legal, diversity, and social networking. In legal, Kevin has worked in multifaceted capacities in some of the most prolific international law firms in the country, such as Morrison & Foerster, Paul Hastings, Heller Ehrman, and Holland & Knight. There, he has garnered relationships with some of the most influential and well respected legal minds in the industry, as well as junior associates who through attrition, are now Counsel for some of the top Fortune 1000 companies. Kevin is the President & CEO of KLN Publishing, LLC, and has been published in The Recorder, Law.com, the American Bar Association’s Business Law Corporate Counsel eNewsletter, and Law & Technology News. Kevin has also been the West Coast Regional Sales Manager for iControlESI, a litigation e-Discovery processing & hosting software company based out of Dallas.
Kevin’s involvement with diversity has been an extension of his legal experience. Developing diversity programs at several firms, most recently at Holland & Knight LLP, and interfacing with the legal community has enabled Kevin to create a proactive and reputable personal brand of excellence. While at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Affirmative Action and Diversity Program, Kevin monitored the diversity matrices, which included salary, rate of promotion, matriculation, etc. regarding the age, gender, and ethnicity of employees at the laboratory and provided analysis regarding same. As Vice President of the California Diversity Council, Kevin strategically advises on event planning, programming, and membership development.
Finally, Kevin has become a social networking expert. He is the founder of two professional networking LinkedIn groups in the Bay Area with roughly 2,500 members combined, that meet regularly to identify business goals and objectives and facilitate referrals to achieve same. He organizes monthly and quarterly events to bring the Bay Area business community together and creates career-networking opportunities for those who he encounters. Mr. Nichols’s social networking prowess and capabilities have been featured on LinkedIn’s Hall of Fame, Yahoo’s Blog, in the Examiner, CNN Money, MarketWatch and the Wall Street Journal. For more information, please visit www.klnconsultinggroup.com.
Professional Associations & Memberships
California Minority Counsel Program
Association of Corporate Counsel – Bay Area Chapter
Legal Marketing Association – Bay Area Chapter
Organization of Legal Professionals
The Executive Counsel Institute
Bay Area Black Journalist Association
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.