Karen   Kim


Phone: 212.380.4117
Fax: 212.545.1656
Mailing: 10 East 40th Street ,
New York , NY   10016
Linkedin: Karen Kim


Karen works in a broad range of practice areas, including construction, corporate, real estate, trademark and commercial litigation. She provides general counsel to design professionals, such as architecture firms and architects, including compliance with state and board requirements and new legislation.

During law school, she interned with Magistrate Judge Michael H. Dolinger of the United States District Court (S.D.N.Y.), the Division of Enforcement at the New York Stock Exchange, the ASPCA, Lee Anav Chung White Kim Ruger & Richter LLP (formerly Yi Cho & Brunstein, LLC) and JCDecaux North America.

Before law school, Karen worked in the consulting and publishing industries. She also studied at Seoul National University and interned at Bae, Kim & Lee in Seoul, the second largest law firm in Korea.

Karen is admitted in New York and New Jersey.


  • Brooklyn Law School APALSA Distinguished Alumni Award – April 2018
  • Lawyers Alliance for New York Cornerstone Award – November 2017
  • Star Network - Queens Power Woman in Business Award – May 2017


Education & Admissions

  • Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy (CBLA), Leadership Certificate (2016)
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D. (2007)
  • Seoul National University, Language Education Institute, Certificate, Korean Language Program and Chinese Character Course (2003)
  • The University of Chicago, B.A. with Honors in English Language and Literature (2000)
  • New York
  • New Jersey


  • Committee on Character and Fitness for the 2nd, 10th, 11th and 13th Judicial Districts, Member
  • Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York (KALAGNY), President
  • New York City Bar Association, Minorities in The Profession Committee Member
  • Lawyers Alliance for New York, Pro Bono Attorney for Non-Profit Organizations
  • Women's Bar Association of the State of New York, Member
  • 2013 Independent Judicial Screening Panel of New York, Member
  • Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY), Secretary 2013-2014 and Litigation Committee Co-Chair 2012-2014
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), Member
  • International Association of Korean Lawyers (IAKL), Regional Governor 2014-2016


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