Joon H. Kim is a partner based in the New York office.
Mr. Kim’s practice focuses on white-collar criminal defense and regulatory enforcement, as well as litigation and arbitration, including securities and other commercial litigation and international arbitrations. He has represented numerous financial institutions and multi-national corporations in securities, antitrust and other complex litigation, as well as in regulatory and criminal matters involving the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, various state Attorney General’s Offices, and regulators in Europe and Asia. Mr. Kim regularly conducts internal investigations for clients relating to, among other things, allegations of insider trading, securities fraud, antitrust violations, accounting fraud, and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He also has substantial experience with international arbitrations and mergers and acquisitions litigation.
Mr. Kim joined the firm in 1997 and became a partner in 2009. He received a J.D. degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1996 and an undergraduate degree, Phi Beta Kappa and with distinction, from Stanford University in 1993. From 1996 to 1997, he clerked for the Honorable Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.
From June 2000 until April 2006, Mr. Kim worked as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, where he investigated and prosecuted a wide range of cases, including securities fraud, money laundering, tax evasion, racketeering, murder, and terrorism. After six years as a federal prosecutor, Mr. Kim returned to the firm in May 2006. Mr. Kim has tried a dozen jury trials and has briefed and argued numerous appeals before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Kim is a member of the Bar in New York and is admitted to practice before the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Districts Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He is a member of the Federal Bar Council and the New York Council of Defense Lawyers. He is a board member of the Legal Aid Society.
Mr. Kim is fluent in Korean.
"SEC Action to Enforce Subpoena: New Front in Investigating Chinese Companies
," New York Law Journal
, January 25, 2012.
"Paper Tigers No More: Foreign Enforcement of Insider Trading Begins to Show Teeth," National Law Journal
, July 19, 2010 (with Rahul Mukhi).
"When May Investment Advisors Serve as Lead Plaintiffs in Securities Class Actions," Journal of Securities Law, Regulation & Compliance
, September 2009 (with Mitchell Lowenthal).
"New York Law of Personal Jurisdiction and Ways Korean Companies Can Reduce the Likelihood of Being Subject to Personal Jurisdiction in New York Courts," The Asian Business Lawyer
, Spring 2008 (co-authored with Sang Jin Han