April 8, 2020 - Guidepost Solutions, a global leader in compliance, investigations and security consulting, announced the hiring of Christopher R. Kim, Esq. as a senior managing director. He brings over 23 years of investigative and legal experience involving criminal and international sanctions cases. Prior to joining Guidepost Solutions, Kim’s practice was focused on international financial institutions (e.g. World Bank Group) sanctions matters, internal corporate investigations, and monitorships involving the U.S. government.
“Christopher’s deep knowledge and robust experience working with international entities will bring value to our increasingly global client base,” said Julie Myers Wood, CEO, Guidepost Solutions. “His pragmatic, business-focused approach and strong ties to Asia, Europe and Africa broaden our scope of work in the international arena and bolster our ability to handle complex matters for our clients.”
Prior to private practice, 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 collusion. His investigations have led to over 25 entities being sanctioned by the organization. Kim also managed a high-profile investigation of a World Bank Group official involved in bribery and money laundering. In addition, he led the organization’s first ever audit team investigating enterprises in China and has extensive experience in the World Bank Group’s sanctions processes (i.e., investigations, settlement, litigation, sanctions, and compliance).
Kim started his career at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he spent 14 years as a special agent, associate division counsel and supervisory special agent. In these different roles, he led investigations and/or advised on legal/policy matters involving transnational organized crime, public corruption, U.S. export-controlled technology and national security issues.
Kim received his Juris Doctor from Temple School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Tufts University.