Michelle Kim is a corporate associate in the Chicago office of Latham & Watkins. Ms. Kim advises publicly and privately held companies, as well as private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, on complex cross-border and domestic M&A transactions across a wide range of industries. Ms. Kim also has experience representing financial institutions and corporate borrowers in a variety of debt financing transactions, including secured and unsecured syndicated credit facilities and acquisition financings.

Ms. Kim earned her JD from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, where she was as a senior editor for the Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business and served as the Co-President of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association.  

Ms. Kim’s experience includes representing:

  • Bunge Global SA in its pending cross-border US$30+ billion acquisition of Viterra Limited
  • New Relic in its US$6.5 billion acquisition by Francisco Partners and TPG
  • Omnicom in its US$835 million acquisition of Flywheel Digital, the digital commerce business of Ascential
  • AA Alpha JV (a joint venture between the Ardonagh Group and Amynta Group) in its sale of AccuRisk Solutions to Ryan Specialty Insurance
  • A public REIT in its acquisition of rental property management services portfolio

Bar Qualification

  • Illinois


  • JD, Northwestern University School of Law
    cum laude
  • MA, Yale University
  • AB, Princeton University

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean