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Charline Yim is a partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She is a member of the International Arbitration and Litigation Practice Groups.
Ms. Yim specializes in international arbitration and has extensive experience in investment treaty and international commercial arbitration. She has advised clients under many arbitration rules including the ICSID, ICSID Additional Facility, UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA, SCC, SIAC, AIAC, DIA, OCC, TAI, and DIAC Rules, as well as in ad hoc proceedings. Her clients operate in a wide range of industries, and she has particular experience in disputes relating to the energy, telecommunications, construction, mining, consumer products, financial services, and banking industries.
Ms. Yim also has substantial experience in global investigations, white collar and complex civil litigation matters. Her experience includes representing clients in investigations by state and national enforcement authorities including the DOJ, the CFTC and the European Commission, as well as securing the acquittal of an individual defendant in a federal jury trial. She has also advised clients in respect of the enforcement of arbitral awards in multiple jurisdictions.
Ms. Yim has been recognized by Chambers USA as “Up and Coming” in the area of International Arbitration Counsel and by The Best Lawyers in America® as “One to Watch” in the area of Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Ms. Yim maintains a significant pro bono practice, and regularly advises individuals and organizations on public international law and international human rights matters. Her most recent experience includes representing human rights defenders in petitions before United Nations organs, advising on international criminal law matters, advising in international treaty negotiations, and presenting trainings on transitional justice and media freedom. In addition, she regularly represents clients in asylum and immigration proceedings. For her commitment to pro bono work, she has been awarded Gibson Dunn’s Frank Wheat Memorial Award and Legal Aid Society’s Pro Bono Publico Award.
Ms. Yim earned her law degree in 2011 from Harvard Law School, where she was the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard International Law Journal, Co-President of the HLS Advocates for Human Rights and recipient of the Class of 2011 Dean’s Award for Community Leadership. She graduated summa cum laude in 2008 from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she studied Economics, English and Political Science, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Prior to joining the firm, she was an associate in the dispute resolution group of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP and a fellow to the President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
Ms. Yim is admitted to practice in the State of New York, and before the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Harvard University - 2011 Juris Doctor
University of California - Los Angeles - 2008 Bachelor of Arts
New York Bar