John Kim is a debt finance associate in the Los Angeles office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. John's practice focuses on complex financing transactions for private equity firms, commercial lending institutions, portfolio companies, hedge funds, asset managers, alternative capital sources and other private and public companies.

Admissions & Qualifications

  • Not admitted to practice in California
  • New York


  • Fordham University School of LawJ.D.2015
    Fordham Journal of Corporate and Financial Law
  • LUISS – Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido CarliLL.M., International, Comparative and European Union Law2015
    Thesis: Accommodating the Rise of Hedge Fund Activism in Europe: Lessons from the U.S.
  • University of MarylandB.A., Economics & Philosophy2009

    President's Merit Scholarship

    Dean's List