Caroline Kim is a member of the firm’s SEC Reporting and Compliance Group and concentrates her practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and general corporate and securities 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 to implement Title IX of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and Title I of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups 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 of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including IPO and business combination registration statements, proxy statements, periodic and current reports, and confidential treatment requests.

While in law school, Ms. Kim was a judicial intern for the Hon. John R. Padova in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and represented clients through Villanova’s Clinic for Asylum, Refugee and Emigrant Services. Ms. Kim also served as associate editor for the Villanova Environmental Law Journal and editor-in-chief of the Villanova Journal of Catholic Social Thought.



  • 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

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