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J.D., New York University (2004)
Dean's Scholar
B.A., UC Berkeley (2000)
Phi Beta Kappa
Dean's List
Highest Honors in Legal Studies


O'Melveny & Myers LLP (2004-09)
Assistant Contributing Editor The Rutter Group California Practice Guide: Civil Trials and Evidence (2012-Present) Law Clerk
Arbitrator Michael Prihar (2009-Present) Litigation Clerk
Irell & Manella LLP (2000-2001)


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Kimberly M. West joined Fairbank & Vincent—now Fairbank ADR—in 2012. In her litigation practice, Kimberly worked on cases involving the defense of officers and directors in federal securities actions and related federal and state government investigations. She now assists Bob Fairbank in mediations by undertaking extensive analysis of the merits and relevant considerations of each dispute, and actively participates in all mediation sessions and pre-mediation communications. Kim also has contributed annual updates to the Rutter Group’s California Practice Guide – Civil Trials and Evidence treatise since 2012.

Before joining Fairbank & Vincent, Kimberly was an Associate at O'Melveny & Myers LLP from 2004 to 2009, where she focused her practice on complex civil antitrust litigation and served as a member of the Employment Committee. Subsequently, Kimberly worked on business litigation matters and partnership disputes at a small boutique firm in Los Angeles from 2009 to 2011. She also has served as Law Clerk to Arbitrator Michael Prihar since 2009.

In 2004, Kimberly received her J.D. from New York University School of Law, where she was a Dean's Scholar, Article & Note Editor of the Journal of Legislation and Public Policy, and served as Teaching Assistant to Criminal Law Professor Stephen Schulhofer. Prior to attending law school, Kimberly worked as a Litigation Clerk at Irell & Manella LLP (2000-2001).

Kimberly earned her B.A. from University of California, Berkeley with a double major in Psychology and Legal Studies, as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the Dean's List (1997-2000), and with Highest Honors in Legal Studies. Kimberly also studied at Tel Aviv University’s Overseas Student Program in Israel in 1998. She is an alumna of Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles (Class of 1996).