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Christopher Kim

Christopher Kim

Senior Managing Director

Christopher R. Kim is a senior managing director in our Washington, DC, office, focusing on investigations, due diligence, monitorships, and compliance. He brings over 23 years of investigative and/or legal experience in U.S. criminal cases, multilateral development banks sanctions cases, and internal corporate cases with an emphasis on Asia.

Mr. Kim’s consulting practice is focused on engagements involving multilateral development bank sanctions matters, e.g. World Bank Group, internal corporate investigations, due diligence, regulatory compliance and monitorships associated with multilateral development banks and U.S. regulatory agencies.

Prior to his private practice, Mr. Kim was a senior investigator at the World Bank Group, where he planned, managed and directed multi-disciplinary teams in the audits of multi-national corporations alleged to have been involved in fraud, corruption and/or collusion. He also led due diligence efforts involved with the World Bank International Finance Corporation on pre-investment transactions. His investigations have led to over twenty-five (25) entities being sanctioned by the World Bank Group. He has a wealth of experience involving the World Bank Group’s sanctions process, i.e. investigations, settlement, litigation, and sanctions board. He led collaborations with multiple national authorities including the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Switzerland, South Korea and Indonesia in parallel investigations. In addition, he coordinated cases with other multilateral development banks including the Asian Development Bank, InterAmerican Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction & Development, European Investment Bank and the African Development Bank.

Mr. Kim started his career at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), where he spent 14 years as a Special Agent, Associate Division Counsel (FBI-New York) and Supervisory Special Agent (International Operations Division). In these different roles, he led major investigations and/or advised on legal/policy matters involving transnational organized crime, public corruption, U.S. export-controlled technology, cyber security and national security issues. He led and/or worked on task forces with numerous federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry Security, Immigration & Customs Enforcement, IRS and ATF. He also worked on international matters in South Korea as the Acting FBI Legal Attaché.

  • World Bank compliance advisor for debarred Canadian company
  • World Bank sanctions investigation advisor for a Chinese law firm
  • Lead investigator for a complex FCPA matter covering numerous countries/jurisdictions in Asia

CREDENTIALS

  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Pennsylvania Bar

EDUCATION

  • Juris Doctor, Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts, English, Tufts University

LANGUAGES

  • Korean

Christopher R. Kim is a senior managing director in our Washington, DC, office, focusing on investigations, due diligence, monitorships, and compliance. He brings over 23 years of investigative and/or legal experience in U.S. criminal cases, multilateral development banks sanctions cases, and internal corporate cases with an emphasis on Asia.

Mr. Kim’s consulting practice is focused on engagements involving multilateral development bank sanctions matters, e.g. World Bank Group, internal corporate investigations, due diligence, regulatory compliance and monitorships associated with multilateral development banks and U.S. regulatory agencies.

Prior to his private practice, Mr. Kim was a senior investigator at the World Bank Group, where he planned, managed and directed multi-disciplinary teams in the audits of multi-national corporations alleged to have been involved in fraud, corruption and/or collusion. He also led due diligence efforts involved with the World Bank International Finance Corporation on pre-investment transactions. His investigations have led to over twenty-five (25) entities being sanctioned by the World Bank Group. He has a wealth of experience involving the World Bank Group’s sanctions process, i.e. investigations, settlement, litigation, and sanctions board. He led collaborations with multiple national authorities including the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Switzerland, South Korea and Indonesia in parallel investigations. In addition, he coordinated cases with other multilateral development banks including the Asian Development Bank, InterAmerican Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction & Development, European Investment Bank and the African Development Bank.

Mr. Kim started his career at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), where he spent 14 years as a Special Agent, Associate Division Counsel (FBI-New York) and Supervisory Special Agent (International Operations Division). In these different roles, he led major investigations and/or advised on legal/policy matters involving transnational organized crime, public corruption, U.S. export-controlled technology, cyber security and national security issues. He led and/or worked on task forces with numerous federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry Security, Immigration & Customs Enforcement, IRS and ATF. He also worked on international matters in South Korea as the Acting FBI Legal Attaché.

  • World Bank compliance advisor for debarred Canadian company
  • World Bank sanctions investigation advisor for a Chinese law firm
  • Lead investigator for a complex FCPA matter covering numerous countries/jurisdictions in Asia

EDUCATION

  • Juris Doctor, Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts, English, Tufts University

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

  • Korean