Overview

Kim is counsel in the firm’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation practice group. She focuses her practice on employee benefits, ERISA, executive compensation, and related tax and securities law compliance and disclosure matters.

Having worked in the New York offices of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP and Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP and the Houston office of Norton Rose Fulbright, LLP, Kim has extensive experience in tax qualified and nonqualified deferred compensation plans, welfare plans, incentive and equity-based plans, and other executive compensation arrangements, including advising on design, implementation, administration, compliance and correction methods. She has represented both employers and executives related to the negotiation and drafting of employment agreements, severance programs and other arrangements, including in connection with Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code.

Kim also specializes in providing counsel to public and private businesses on transactional matters, including conducting due diligence and negotiating and finalizing provisions of asset and stock purchase, merger, and joint venture agreements. In addition, she is experienced in hedge fund and private equity fund formation and fund manager compensation, and has advised clients on ERISA issues, including prohibited transactions exemptions, escrow and management agreements.

Kim is not admitted to practice in Ohio; she is admitted to practice only in New York and Texas.

Publications
  • “Essential ERISA Considerations in Credit Agreements,” Law360, May 23, 2018