Gibson Dunn Adds Partner Thomas Kim to the Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance Practice in D.C.

December 1, 2020

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Thomas Kim has joined the firm as a partner in the Washington, D.C. office.  Kim, formerly with Sidley Austin, will continue to practice in the areas of securities disclosure and regulation and corporate governance.

“Tom is a terrific addition to the firm,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “He is a well-respected securities and corporate lawyer with impeccable credentials that include high-level experience at the Securities and Exchange Commission.  He is a great addition to the firm’s premier Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance Practice Group.”

“We’re thrilled to have Tom on board,” said Beth Ising, Co-Chair of the Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance Practice Group.  “We expect to see continued congressional and regulatory interest in developing further disclosure and governance standards.  Tom’s experience at the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance combined with his in-house experience will be an attractive combination for our clients and will allow us to further distinguish the depth and sophistication of our firm’s practice.  With his addition, we will strengthen our position as market leaders in the area of securities regulation and corporate governance.”

“I look forward to working with my new Gibson Dunn colleagues,” said Kim.  “I’ve admired the quality of the firm’s work for many years, and I’m delighted to further advance my practice at a firm with a stellar reputation in securities regulation and corporate governance and a strong complementary platform in litigation and transactional work.”

About Thomas Kim

Kim’s practice focuses on a broad range of SEC disclosure and regulatory matters, including capital raising and tender offer transactions and shareholder activist situations, as well as corporate governance and compliance issues.  He also advises clients on SEC enforcement investigations involving disclosure, registration and auditor independence issues.  Kim has extensive experience handling regulatory matters with the SEC, including obtaining no-action and exemptive relief and waivers.

Before joining Gibson Dunn, Kim was a partner with Sidley Austin LLP since 2013.  Before that, he worked for seven years at the SEC, where he served as Chief Counsel and Associate Director of the Division of Corporation Finance and as Counsel to the Chairman.  Prior to his tenure at the SEC, Kim served as Corporate and Securities Counsel for General Electric.  He has been named to the National Association of Corporate Directors’ Directorship 100 since 2015 and is a fellow of the American College of Governance Counsel.  Kim is a frequent speaker at national securities law conferences and is currently Chair of the Northwestern Pritzker Law School’s Annual Securities Regulation Institute.

Kim received his law degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1995 and was an editor of Harvard Law Review.  He earned his B.A., summa cum laude, from Yale University.