Mark H. Kim is a corporate lawyer with Munger, Tolles & Olson. Mr. Kim practices corporate, business and securities law, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, public equity offerings, joint ventures and corporate governance. In his practice, Mr. Kim has been involved in many high-profile transactions on both buy-side and sell-side, including those in the gaming, media, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, energy, automobile, aircraft leasing, financial services, mining, oil and gas, agricultural, food processing and wine and spirits industries.
In 2013, Mr. Kim was named among the "Most Influential M&A Advisors" by the Los Angeles Business Journal. In 2011, he was recognized by the Daily Journal as a “Top 20 Under 40” and named to the list of Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Who’s Who in L.A. Law.” His recent transactions include representing:
- HealthCare Partners in its sale to DaVita Inc. for $4.4 billion.
- Aircraft lessor Air Lease Corporation in its initial $2.8 billion capital raise and subsequent $923 million initial public offering, $1.9 billion in senior unsecured notes offerings and $200 million convertible note offering.
- Berkshire Hathaway in its $5 billion investment in Bank of America.
- Billionaire Phil Ruffin in his $775 million acquisition of the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino from MGM Mirage.
- MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co., a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary, in its $230 million investment in BYD Co., a China-based automobile and rechargeable battery company.
- Encompass Digital Media in:
- the sale of a majority equity interest to Court Square Capital Partners.
- its $120 million acquisition of the global content distribution business of Ascent Media Corp.
- Representing CTI Foods in the sale of a majority equity interest to Littlejohn & Co.
- Representing The Copley Press in the disposition of all of its newspaper assets for hundreds of millions of dollars.
Mr. Kim graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1994 with a degree in biology and East Asian studies. Mr. Kim received his law degree in 1998 from Yale Law School, where he served as managing editor of the Yale Law Journal and student director for the Advocacy for Parents and Children legal clinic. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Kim served as a law clerk to the Honorable Pamela Ann Rymer of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Mr. Kim co-heads Munger Tolles’ participation in the "Kids in Need of Defense" (KIND) program, a nationwide pro bono movement of law firms, corporate law departments and NGOs sponsored by Microsoft committed to providing fair, competent and compassionate legal counsel to unaccompanied immigrant children in the U.S. He is also a member of the board of trustees of Chandler School, an independent K-8 school in Pasadena.
Mr. Kim is a member of both the California and New York bars.