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Ji Hun Kim

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Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
787 Seventh Avenue,
New York, 10019-6099
New York, USA


I am currently an associate in the Business Reorganization & Restructuring Department of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP ("WFG") in New York where I represent foreign representatives, monitors, liquidators, debtors (both domestic and foreign), administrative agents to lenders, ad hoc creditor groups, purchasers of assets, and various other parties-in-interest in chapter 15 proceedings, chapter 11 cases, and out-of-court restructurings. I have been practicing for approximately six and a half years.

I have recently advised on the following significant matters:
• Altos Hornos de México, S.A.B. de C.V. (Counsel to Debtor in Chapter 15);
• Pacific Exploration & Production Corporation (Counsel to CCAA Monitor in Chapter 15);
• Maple Bank (Canadian Branch) (Counsel to Foreign Liquidator in Chapter 15);
• Arctic Glacier International, Inc. (Counsel to CCAA Monitor in Chapter 15);
• Momentive Performance Materials (Counsel to Debtor in Chapter 11);
• Rural/Metro Corporation (Counsel to Debtor in Chapter 11); and
• Sabine Oil & Gas Corporation (Counsel to First Lien Agent in Chapter 11).

Prior to joining WFG, I served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Robert D. Drain of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. I graduated from Fordham University School of Law (J.D.) and also received my LL.M. in Bankruptcy from St. John's University School of Law.

I am deeply committed to the field of insolvency law (and in particular, international insolvency law) and have remained active in the larger insolvency community by serving as a Coordinating Editor for the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal and being an annual contributor to the Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law. I have also authored (and co-authored) various articles on cutting-edge insolvency issues, including the following:

• LexisNexis Practitioner's Guide to Chapter 15 Bankruptcies;
• A Primer on Mexico's Ley de Concursos Mercantiles, Am. Bankr. Inst. J., September 2016;
• In re Family Christian: A Reminder to Practitioners of Factors to Consider When Evaluating Multiple Offers in Section 363 Sales, AM. Bankr. Inst. Asset Sales Newsletter, September 2015;
• Rolling the Dice on Debtor Eligibility: Native American Tribes and the Bankruptcy Code, Am. Bankr. Inst. J., June 2015;
• Recent Developments in Section 541, 2014 Norton Annual Survey of Bankr. L.;
• Mediation. Can't we All Just Get Along? AM. Bankr. Inst. J., September 2011;
• Deciphering Derivatives, Am. Bankr. Inst. J., April 2011;
• The Viability of Loss Mitigation Programs, Law 360, February 2011;
• Countering Systemic Risk: Analysis of the Bankruptcy Code's Safe Harbor Provisions, 2010 Norton Annual Survey of Bankr. L.;
• Cleaning Up After Yourself: The Consequences of Apex, Am. Bankr. Inst. J., December 2010;
• Deconstructing Construction Trust Fund Statutes and Section 547 Preferences, Am. Bankr. Inst. J., October 2010;
• Looking Ahead: The Next Chapter for Chapter 9 Bankruptcy, Am. Bankr. Inst. J., June 2010;
• Recent Developments in Related-to Jurisdiction Under Pacor, Am. Bankr. Inst. J., March 2010; and
• The Need to Amend the Bankruptcy Code's Treatment of Derivatives, 2009 Norton J. Bankr. L. & Prac.

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