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Loren Kieve

Advisory Board
Principal, Kieve Law Offices

Loren Kieve is the principal of Kieve Law Offices in San Francisco. He was previously a partner with major international law firms. He attended Stanford and has law degrees from Oxford and the University of New Mexico. He was a law clerk for two federal judges on three courts. Since 1994, he has been a trustee and, for most of the time, chair of the Institute of American Indian Arts, a U.S. Presidential appointment (by President Clinton, whom he knew at Oxford, and then by President Obama). He was inducted into Stanford’s Multicultural Alumni Hall of Fame. The University of New Mexico honored him with its Rodey Award (to someone who has “devoted an unusual amount of time in a leadership capacity and whose efforts have contributed significantly to the field of education”). In 2022, the American Bar Association gave him its Pickering Award (for a career of outstanding legal ability and a distinguished record of service to the profession and the community at large). He is listed as a “Best Lawyer” in commercial litigation and his firm is rated as a Tier 1 “Best Law Firm.” For the 22nd year in a row, he has been named a “Super Lawyer” in commercial litigation. His full resume can be found at


Oxford University (M.A., 1975) 

University of New Mexico School of Law (J.D., 1972)