Sidley Austin hires former SEC Chief Counsel

August 14, 2013 Sidley Austin has scored a coup with the hire of Thomas J. Kim, who was the Chief Counsel and Associate Director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporation Finance since 2007.
 
Kim joins the firm as a partner in the Securities & Derivatives Enforcement and Regulatory, Securities, and Corporate Governance and Executive Compensation practice teams. He will be based in the Washington office.

Mark Hopson, managing partner of Sidley Austin’s Washington DC office, said: “Tom is an exceptional addition to our firm … His broad experience in both the private sector and at the SEC will be a great asset to our clients.”
 
Kim said: “It has been challenging and rewarding to work on cutting edge issues with the Commission and the Commission’s talented staff. Now, I am excited to launch a new chapter in my career. Sidley provides an exceptional and global platform for building a practice and providing a high-quality legal advice to clients.”

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