About My Business:
KLN Consulting Group has been an innovator in the San Francisco Bay Area Legal Community for over 12 years. It specializes in providing legendary service in three distinct areas for solo practitioners, law firms, and corporate counsel, #1 Litigation (including file creation/organization, electronic discovery and the pre-trial phase), #2 Diversity, and #3 Social Networking/Professional Development.
Kevin L. Nichols is the Principal of KLN Consulting Group. Kevin has been perfecting his craft as an expert – “jack of all trades” in some of the most prolific international law firms in the country, such as Morrison & Foerster LLP, Paul Hastings LLP, Heller Ehrman LLP, and Holland & Knight LLP. 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. His background of taking over 10 cases to trial as a Sr. Litigation Paralegal and as the West Coast Regional Sales Manager of a litigation eDiscovery software company have provided him the necessary “hands on” experience to advise any client to be successful.
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 internally and externally with the surrounding 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, etc. regarding the age, gender, and ethnicity of employees at the laboratory and provided analysis regarding same. As the Executive Director of the California Diversity Council, Kevin strategically advises on event planning, programming, and membership/business development.
Finally, Kevin has become a social networking and career development 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. He is also the founder of the very successful Career Mentorship and Entrepreneurship Symposium series, co-sponsored by Golden Gate University, which is designed to educate job seekers with the most update resume writing, interviewing skills, and social media strategies to maximize their career objectives and opportunities. Mr. Nichols’s social networking prowess and capabilities have been featured on LinkedIn’s Blog, Yahoo’s Blog, in the Examiner, CNN Money, and the Wall Street Journal.
Kevin L. Nichols
KLN Consulting Group