Kim Thompson

Kim is a Principal at PricewaterhouseCoopers and a CEO Action for Racial Equity Fellow where she drives social and racial justice through public policy and corporate engagement strategies. Previously, Kim was PwC’s Global Advisory Risk & Quality Leader, providing quality and risk management advice to PwC’s Global Deals, Consulting and Forensics businesses. She also advised the PwC Network on emerging risk issues across all of PwC’s lines of service. Kim also served as the U.S. firm’s Black Inclusion Network Leader. Kim previously served as Global Deputy General Counsel for PwC after having served in PwC’s U.S. Office of the General Counsel. Before joining PwC, Kim was a commercial and securities litigator with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Kim has a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law where she was an editor of the California Law Review. She earned her B.A. in philosophy from Cornell University.

Kim is an active participant in her local community.  In addition to serving on the S.H. Cowell board, she serves on the boards of Legal Services for Children, the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center, and Oakland Promise. 

Kim has been recognized often for her professional and volunteer accomplishments. In 2012, the San Francisco Business Times named Kim as one of the 150 Most Influential Women in Business. In 2013, Kim was named California Law Review’s Alumna of the Year. In 2013 Kim also received Friends of Oakland Parks & Recreation’s annual Ann Woodell Community Award and was an honoree at the 2013 Oakland Parks and Recreation Salute to Excellence and Community Spirit. In 2016, Oakland Magazine recognized Kim and her husband for their volunteer and philanthropic work in the magazine’s annual Best of Oakland and East Bay edition. In 2021, Kim’s high school awarded her their 2021 Life Achievement Award for her professional and volunteer achievements.  Kim received the Community Champion Award from Life Goes On Foundation in 2022.