Wan J. Kim joined the firm as a partner in November 2007, after previously having been at the firm from 1997-1998. His practice focuses on trials, complex civil litigation, and governmental investigations. Mr. Kim graduated with honors from the University of Chicago Law School, clerked for Judge Buckley on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and began his career through the Honors Program of the U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division. Mr. Kim also has served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, a counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee, and the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice.
Mr. Kim is currently on a sabbatical leave from the firm.
University of Chicago Law School, J.D., with honors, 1993
- Associate Editor, 1992-1993; and Member, 1991-1992, University of Chicago Law Review
Johns Hopkins University, B.A., with general honors and departmental honors in Economics, 1990
- Max Hochschild Award for Excellence in Economics
- Phi Beta Kappa
Law Clerk, Judge James L. Buckley, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, 1993-1994
Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 2005-2007
Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 2003-2005
Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, District of Columbia, 1999-2003
Trial Attorney, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1994-1996