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Richard K. Kim

Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

New York, NY, USA


Richard K. Kim is a partner in the Corporate Department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where he focuses on representing banks, thrifts, insurance companies and other financial institutions in connection with mergers and acquisitions and regulatory matters. Previously, he was a staff attorney with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System where he worked on a wide range of regulatory matters, including mergers and acquisitions involving bank holding companies, banks and investment banks. He was also Assistant General Counsel with NationsBank Corporation.

Recent matters include representing:

- Wells Fargo & Co. in its acquisition of Wachovia
- Morgan Stanley, GMAC Inc. and CIT Group, Inc. in their conversions to bank holding companies
- The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. in its acquisition of National City Corporation
- Bank of America Corporation in its acquisition of Merrill Lynch
- United States Department of the Treasury in connection with the conservator-ships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
- JPMorgan Chase & Co. in its acquisition of Bear Stearns
- a number of strategic and private equity firms in their acquisition of failed banks from the FDIC
- a number of banks in enforcement and related matters

Richard is a graduate of Stanford University (A.B., 1983) and Columbia Law School (J.D., 1986). He is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the American Bar Association where he previously served as Chair of the Mergers and Acquisitions Subcommittee of the Banking Law Committee. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund and a former trustee of The Stanwich School.

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