Gibson Dunn adds financial partner Jin Hee Kim to New York


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 diversified practice in finance.

“We are delighted to welcome Jin Hee to Gibson Dunn,” said Barbara L. Becker, President and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn. “Jin Hee is a highly respected financial lawyer whose abilities and experience will further strengthen our premier global financial platform. His proven technical skills, coupled with his excellent customer service skills and reputation for sound business advice, will be a dynamic addition to our corporate team.”

“We are thrilled to have Jin Hee join our global finance team,” said Doug Horowitz, partner and co-chair of the firm’s Global Finance Practice Group. “Jin Hee’s strong experience in large-cap syndicated and private leveraged acquisition financing will be invaluable to our core private equity client base.”

“I am thrilled to begin the next chapter of my career at Gibson Dunn,” Kim said. “I look forward to leveraging Gibson Dunn’s market-leading enterprise platform and helping meet customers’ financing needs through my experience in a wide range of financial products. Gibson Dunn’s reputation for fostering a true collaborative culture is well known, and I look forward to working alongside this talented group of negotiators, many of whom I have worked with before.

About Jin Hee Kim

Kim has a broad and diverse finance practice, which includes both debt-side and lender/arranger-side financings, with a focus on syndicated and direct loan acquisition financing. In her borrower-side practice, she regularly represents private companies/portfolio sponsors and public corporate borrowers. She has experience in alternative finance, including direct lending, preferred equity investments and leveraged co-investments. In addition, she has in-depth knowledge of Article 9 UCC and inter-creditor issues, including cross-border inter-creditor issues.

Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Kim was a partner at Allen & Overy LLP. Previously, she was an attorney at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP and Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, where she began her career. Previously, she also served as legal counsel at Building Materials Corporation of America (n/k/a Standard Industries) and International Specialty Products.

Kim got her JD cum laude from Carey Law School at the University of Pennsylvania in 2004, where she was University of Pennsylvania Law Journal publisher and member of the Order of the Coiffe. She also earned a certificate in business and public policy from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.


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