As Chief Legal Officer, Kevin brings to the Young Living team 25 years of experience as a lawyer in the direct selling industry. He has worked as in-house counsel for several well-known and respected direct selling companies, giving him a deep understanding of the direct selling business model and the myriad laws and regulations that impact the industry.
Kevin also has been a direct seller and a franchise owner, which has given him a great appreciation and respect for the hard-working entrepreneurs who drive this business. Prior to working as a direct sales lawyer, Kevin began his legal career as an Assistant Staff Judge Advocate in the United States Air Force and a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney. He also worked as an Associate on the financial derivatives litigation team with the law firm of Dinsmore & Shohl (Cincinnati, Ohio).
Kevin graduated from Brigham Young University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications (Human Resource Development) with a minor in Spanish. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Creighton University School of Law in 1990 and his LL.M. degree in International Business Transactions from the McGeorge School of Law (University of the Pacific) in 1991. While pursuing his LL.M. degree, Kevin completed a legal clerkship in Madrid, Spain, working with the international law group of Cuatrecasas, one of the leading law firms in Spain. Kevin is admitted to practice law in Nebraska (1990), Ohio (1995) and Utah (2008).
Over the years he has been active in the Lawyer’s Council (2010 – 2011 Chair) and Government Relations Committee of the U.S. Direct Selling Association (DSA), and he is a past president and former member of the board of directors of the Mountain West Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC). He also serves as a board member for a Kenya consumer products company. Kevin is proficient in Spanish.
Kevin loves spending time with family, reading historical novels and watching historical movies and documentaries. He loves ice hockey, and when he’s not at home or work, you can usually find him playing competitive men’s league hockey.
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