Vice President and General Counsel
The University of Chicago
Edward H. Levi Hall, Suite 619
5801 S. Ellis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
Kim Taylor joined the University in August 2014 as Vice President and General Counsel. In this role, she leads the legal team that advises and represents all units of the University.
Before joining the University, Taylor was a partner of Hilton & Bishop in Massachusetts where she represented both for profit and not-for-profit clients in a broad range of transactions. Prior to that, she was an equity partner of Kirkland & Ellis based in the firm’s New York office. In 18 years at Kirkland, she served as lead counsel to large buyout funds and private and public companies in a wide variety of transactions. These included leveraged buyouts, mergers, stock and asset acquisitions, recapitalizations, and private equity investments.
Taylor received her B.A. degree in history from the University of California at Berkeley, and her J.D., with honors, from the University of California Hastings College of the Law.