Caroline S. Kim

Caroline S. Kim

Counsel, SEC Reporting and Compliance; Mergers and Acquisitions; Corporate Governance
Caroline Kim concentrates her practice in the areas of public company reporting, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate and securities matters.


Ms. Kim advises clients on matters concerning Exchange Act reporting obligations, annual meetings of shareholders, insider trading (including beneficial ownership reporting under Sections 13(d) and 16 of the Exchange Act), compliance with listing requirements of the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq, board independence, and environmental, social and governance reporting and related matters.

Prior to joining Skadden, Ms. Kim was an attorney at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in the Division of Corporation Finance. She most recently served in the division’s Office of Rulemaking, where she worked on various rulemaking initiatives, including the CEO pay ratio rules mandated under the Dodd-Frank Act. Previously, Ms. Kim was in the division’s Office of Natural Resources, where she worked on transactional and securities compliance matters relating to the Securities Act and the Exchange Act, including IPO and business combination registration statements, proxy statements, periodic and current reports, and confidential treatment requests.

Ms. Kim is actively involved in the firm’s training and recruiting programs and has served on the summer associate Assignments Committee. She serves on the firm’s Steering Committee for the Asian Affinity Network and previously served on the Diversity Committee in the Washington, D.C. office. She also is a founding member of Skadden’s Immigration Impact Project and a member of the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition’s Legal Advisory Committee.

While in law school, Ms. Kim was a judicial intern for Judge John R. Padova of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and represented clients through Villanova University’s Clinic for Asylum, Refugee and Emigrant Services.

In 2022, Ms. Kim was selected as a Rising Star by Law360, which recognizes “attorneys under 40 whose legal accomplishments belie their age.”



  • J.D., Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, 2010
  • B.A., Johns Hopkins University, 2006


  • District of Columbia
  • Pennsylvania

Government Service

  • Attorney-Advisor, Division of Corporation Finance, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (2010-2015)

Caroline S. Kim

Counsel, SEC Reporting and Compliance; Mergers and Acquisitions; Corporate Governance