Chris Kim is a corporate associate in the Los Angeles office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, concentrating his practice on mergers & acquisitions, private equity, corporate finance and corporate governance. He represents buyers, sellers, private equity funds and their portfolio companies and financial institutions in a variety of complex corporate transactions, including leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, and public and private mergers and acquisitions.


Memberships & Affiliations

Korean American Bar Association

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association


Admissions & Qualifications

  • California, Pending
  • New York


  • English
  • Korean


  • University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolJ.D.cum laude2014

    Certificate in Business Economics and Public Policy from The Wharton School

    Pro Bono Service Recognition Award

    Morgan Lewis 1L Scholar

    University of Pennsylvania Law Review; Senior Editor and Board Member, Symposium Editor

  • University of PennsylvaniaB.A.S., Biomedical Science; Engineering Entrepreneurship Minor2009

    Benjamin Franklin Scholar

    Dean’s List