– Loren Kieve


Loren Kieve is the founder and principal of Kieve Law Offices in San Francisco. For the thirteenth year in a row, San Francisco Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine have named him as one of the top “Super Lawyers” in the Bay Area. He is listed as one the Best Lawyers in America® in commercial litigation.

He has represented and advised Fortune 50 U.S. and major international companies in trials, class actions and appellate litigation in the United States, UK and Australia, among other places, specializing in environment (Superfund, CERCLA, nuclear waste disposal), energy, corporate (contract, antitrust, securities, insurance, RICO, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act), and financial matters. He also has considerable expertise in international and domestic arbitration and internal investigations.

He attended Stanford University from 1965 to 68 and has law degrees from Oxford University and the University of New Mexico. He clerked for two federal judges on three courts, including the Ninth and Tenth Circuits. Prior to forming Kieve Law Offices in 2008, he was a partner in the Quinn Emanuel firm, and before that with Debevoise & Plimpton in Washington, D.C. He has been a member of the American Bar Association Commission on Immigration dealing with all aspects of immigration, including the recent influx of children across our borders. He served on the Board of Governors of the State Bar of California, an elected California constitutional office that oversees the state’s 225,000 lawyers. He is a California State Bar Delegate to the ABA House of Delegates.

He is a member, director and past co-chair of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as a member and audit committee and nominating committee member of the National Board of Directors of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights under Law.

He was appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate and continues to serve as a trustee (and four times as chair) of the Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development, Santa Fe, New Mexico, a Congressionally-charted institution with college degree programs for Native Americans and Alaska Natives as well as the Museum of Contemporary Native American Art.

He is a member of the National Advisory Board of the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford – the umbrella organization for Stanford’s African and African-American, Chicano/a, Native-American and Asian-American Studies Programs, as well as its interdisciplinary undergraduate major in and graduate research center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity.