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Kate E. Kim


Kate is a partner in the Firm's Motor Vehicle and Corporate & Securities Groups with more than a decade of experience in complex corporate and commercial law matters. Her practice is focused on representation of domestic and foreign manufacturer clients in connection with mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other transactional matters.

Prior to joining the Firm, Kate was a partner at Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, where she represented public and private companies in cross border mergers and acquisitions and other strategic transactions and investments including licensing, technology transfer, as well as advising clients on regulatory and corporate governance issues. She has worked with clients in various industries including automotive, aviation defense, telecommunications, biotechnology and agribusiness.

She has also represented clients in general commercial litigation matters, antitrust investigations in the U.S. and other jurisdictions, and acted as co-lead counsel in an antitrust class action in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, which recently resulted in a jury verdict in favor of client.  

Kate is fluent in Korean and proficient in Japanese.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Ruth Wyatt Rosenson Scholar, University of Chicago

Articles & Publications


University of Chicago, J.D.

University of California, Berkeley, B.A.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State of Hawaii
  • State of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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