Paul J. Shim is a partner based in the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.
Mr. Shim's practice focuses on public and private merger and acquisition transactions. He also provides advice regarding governance matters and the fiduciary duties of officers and directors to corporations and their boards.
Mr. Shim has been distinguished internationally as one of the best corporate/M&A and private equity buyouts lawyers by Chambers Global, Chambers USA, The US Legal 500, The Legal Media Group Guide to the World's Leading Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyers, The Legal Media Group Guide to the World's Leading Private Equity Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, The Guide to Leading Practitioners: China, IFLR 1000 Guide to the World's Leading Law Firms, Lawdragon 500, Super Lawyers magazine and PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook. The American Lawyer recently honored Mr. Shim as a "Dealmaker in the Spotlight" and previously recognized him as one of its "Dealmakers of the Year." Mr. Shim lectures and is published on legal developments affecting mergers and acquisitions and the federal securities laws. He is regularly interviewed by the media on matters relating to mergers and acquisitions, and has appeared on Bloomberg TV and Bloomberg Radio.
Mr. Shim joined the firm in 1987 and became a partner in 1996. In 1987, Mr. Shim received a J.D. degree, cum laude, from New York University School of Law, where he was an editor of the Law Review. He received undergraduate and graduate degrees in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Mr. Shim is a member of the Bars in New York and New Jersey and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, as well as the District of New Jersey.