Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Expands Corporate Finance Practice

-- Charlotte Kim Joins Firm's New York Office --

Oct 18, 2010, 08:30 ET from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, today announced that Charlotte Kim has joined the firm as a partner in the corporate finance practice. She comes to the firm from Choate Hall & Stewart, where she was a partner in their finance and restructuring practice. Kim will be based in Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati's New York office.

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"Charlotte is a gifted attorney with considerable experience representing both borrowers and lenders in a wide variety of complex corporate finance transactions," said CEO Steve Bochner. "Her legal skills, outstanding client service, and extensive representation of companies at all stages of development make her a perfect fit for the firm. She will lend additional expertise to our thriving corporate finance practice, and allow us to better serve companies and financial institutions on the East Coast."

With particular experience in the energy, healthcare, and technology sectors, Kim works with public and private companies and their investors on their debt capital structures and financing needs throughout the life cycle of the enterprise, from start-up through operations, acquisitions, investments, securities offerings, and restructuring. In addition, she works with financial institutions and investors on all aspects of cash-flow and asset-based financings. Her transactional experience encompasses senior, subordinated, and other junior lending; buyout and acquisition finance; private placements and debt securities offerings; venture debt; domestic and international corporate finance; project finance; securitizations; lease financings; related derivative transactions; and restructuring transactions, both in and out of bankruptcy. Her international experience includes numerous cross-border transactions and investments involving the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Overall, she has structured, negotiated, and closed as lead attorney more than 140 corporate finance transactions totaling more than $20 billion in value.

Prior to joining Choate, Kim had been an associate at Chadbourne & Parke and Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy in New York. She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1995, was a Fulbright Scholar at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Belgium from 1991-1992, and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1991 with a degree in social studies.

About Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati's broad range of services and legal disciplines is focused on serving the principal challenges faced by the management and boards of directors of business enterprises. The firm is nationally recognized as a leader in the fields of corporate governance and finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, securities class action litigation, employment law, intellectual property, and antitrust, among many other areas of law. With long-standing roots in Silicon Valley, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has offices in Austin, New York, Palo Alto, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, and Washington, D.C. In addition, the firm has applied for a license to open an office in Hong Kong. For more information, please visit www.wsgr.com.

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