June 27, 2022
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Jin Hee Kim has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner. Kim, formerly a partner at Allen & Overy LLP, will continue her broad-based, diverse finance practice.
“We are thrilled to welcome Jin Hee to Gibson Dunn,” said Barbara L. Becker, Chair and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn. “Jin Hee is a well respected finance lawyer whose capability and experience will further strengthen our premier global finance platform. Her proven technical proficiency, coupled with her excellent client service skills and reputation for sound commercial advice, will make for a dynamic addition to our corporate team.”
“We are very excited that Jin Hee has joined our global finance team,” said Doug Horowitz, partner and Co-Chair of the firm’s Global Finance Practice Group. “Jin Hee’s solid experience in both large cap syndicated and privately placed leveraged acquisition financing will be invaluable for our leading private equity client base.”
“I am delighted to begin the next chapter of my career at Gibson Dunn,” said Kim. “I’m looking forward to tapping into Gibson Dunn’s market leading corporate platform and helping meet client financing needs with my experience in a broad range of financial products. Gibson Dunn’s reputation for fostering a truly collaborative culture is well known, and I am eager to be working alongside this talented group of dealmakers, many of whom I’ve worked with previously.”
About Jin Hee Kim
Kim has a broad-based, diverse finance practice, which consists of both borrow-side and lender/arranger-side financings, with a focus on syndicated and direct lending acquisition financing. On her borrower-side practice, she regularly represents private/sponsor portfolio company and public company borrowers. She is experienced in alternative financings, including direct lending, preferred equity investments and debt co-investments. In addition, she has an in-depth knowledge of UCC Article 9 and intercreditor issues, including cross-border intercreditor matters.
Before joining Gibson Dunn, Kim was a partner at Allen & Overy LLP. Previously, she was a counsel at both Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP and Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, where she started her career. She previously also served as corporate counsel at Building Materials Corporation of America (n/k/a Standard Industries) and International Specialty Products.
Kim received her J.D. cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School in 2004, where she served as a University of Pennsylvania Law Review editor and was a member of the Order of the Coif. She also earned a Certificate of Business and Public Policy from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.