Janet K. Kim

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Janet Kim serves on the steering committee of the Firm’s International Commercial Practice Group and has been with the Washington, DC office since 1994.

Practice Focus

Ms. Kim focuses on outbound trade compliance issues that arise under US economic sanctions, export control laws, investment restrictions, anti-boycott regulations, anti-money laundering laws and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. She represents and advises US and non-US companies in criminal and regulatory proceedings, internal investigations, and compliance audits relating to these areas of law. She also advises on the extraterritorial application of these laws in cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint venture arrangements, and other international commercial activities. Her practice includes the development and implementation of workable, risk-based internal compliance programs and procedures for companies in a wide range of industries.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised issuers on anti-corruption issues in majority- and minority-controlled joint venture transactions in Asia. Conducted due diligence, negotiated compliance-related deal terms that were tailored to the risks presented, and developed risk mitigation strategies.

  • Advised on M&A anti-corruption, export control, trade sanctions and anti-boycott due diligence reviews of target companies in Europe, Latin America, Asia, in collaboration with the Firm's M&A attorneys in multiple jurisdictions. Counseled on corrective measures, privilege issues during the pre-closing period, post-signing/pre-closing safeguards and post-closing compliance integration issues.

  • Acted as global anti-corruption compliance counsel for companies under investigation by multiple governments, advising on global compliance framework issues and remediation. Worked hand-in-hand with legal, compliance, finance and internal audit departments of these companies to ensure effective implementation within senior management and global business units. Coordinated global teams comprised of the Firm's compliance attorneys in multiple jurisdictions and also coordinated the management of collateral legal issues (data privacy, works council consultations, blocking laws).

  • Conducted internal investigations on anti-corruption, export control and trade sanctions matters for medical device, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, oil and gas, information technology, industrial equipment and financial services companies.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Association of Women in International Trade


  • District of Columbia~United States (1996)
  • New York~United States (1995)


  • Columbia Law School (J.D.) (1994)
  • Georgetown University (B.S. magna cum laude) (1991)


  • English