Washington, D.C., Nov. 27, 2007 - The Securities and Exchange Commission announced today that Thomas J. Kim has been named Chief Counsel and an Associate Director of the agency's Division of Corporation Finance.
John W. White, Director of the Division of Corporation Finance, said, "I am very happy to have Tom join the Division's senior leadership team. His strong legal experience will serve us well as we continue to address the complex legal issues we face as our markets continue to evolve. Tom will be an excellent advisor to me, the Division, and the Commission on a wide-range of interpretive and disclosure matters."
Mr. Kim said, "I feel privileged to join the staff of the Division of Corporation Finance. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Office of Chief Counsel in helping the Division carry out its important responsibilities."
Mr. Kim has served as Counsel to SEC Chairman Christopher Cox since 2006, having joined the staff of the Commission as Counselor to the General Counsel. He was formerly Corporate & Securities Counsel at the General Electric Company in Fairfield, CT and previously practiced in the Washington, D.C., office of Latham & Watkins LLP.
From 1995 to 1996, Mr. Kim served as a law clerk to the Hon. Louis F. Oberdorfer, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Mr. Kim earned his J.D., magna cum laude, in 1995 from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. He graduated summa cum laude from Yale College with a B.A. in English in 1991.