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Joon H. Kim is an American lawyer who served as the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 2017 to 2018. He was previously a partner at the law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.
Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea, and immigrated to the United States with his family when he was four years old. He grew up in Los Angeles, California, and attended Harvard College, where he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in government in 1991. He then attended Harvard Law School, where he earned a Juris Doctor degree in 1994.
After law school, Kim clerked for Judge Guido Calabresi of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He then worked as an associate at the law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP from 1995 to 1997. In 1997, he joined the law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where he became a partner in 2004.
At Wachtell Lipton, Kim represented a number of high-profile clients, including The Walt Disney Company, CBS Corporation, and News Corporation. He also served as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.
In May 2017, Kim was appointed by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions as the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, succeeding Preet Bharara who had been fired by President Donald Trump. Kim served in this role until January 2018, when he was succeeded by Geoffrey Berman.
During his time as Acting U.S. Attorney, Kim oversaw the prosecution of a number of high-profile cases, including the successful prosecution of several members of the Gambino crime family. He also oversaw the prosecution of several people involved in the college admissions bribery scandal, including actress Felicity Huffman.
As of 2021, Kim’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million. He is married to Sarah Kim, with whom he has two children.
|Joon H. Kim
|Harvard Law School, Stanford University
|Grand Bell Award for Best New Actor, Blue Dragon Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
|City of the Sun, Detectives in Trouble, Boys Over Flowers
|Kung Pow: Enter the Fist
|Walker, Texas Ranger
|Raymond K. Hessel (as Joon B. Kim)
|Kill or Be Killed
|War of the Worlds
|Korean Drug Dealer
|Tour of Duty
|The Bronx Zoo
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia