Kim West practices in the area of directors and officers liability, professional liability, and employment practices, representing insurers in issues such as coverage, litigation management, alternative dispute resolution, and coverage litigation. Kim has a wide breadth of experience starting with the failed financial institution litigation in the late 1980s through the more recent sub-prime finance litigation.
During the past decade, Kim has represented domestic and London market D&O and financial institution insurers on a nationwide basis in most of the mega-claims such as IPO laddering; late trading and market timing; Enron, WorldCom, and Adelphia; insurance broker contingent commission and bid-rigging; options backdating; subprime finance; and Chinese reverse mergers.
Kim has represented various London market and European insurers in litigation pending against their insureds in the United States, and is intimately familiar with the factual, legal, and cultural nuances presented by such claims.
Kim has participated in numerous seminars on such topics as securities litigation, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, complex class action litigation, U.S. securities law exposure for non-U.S. corporations, and sub-prime finance litigation.
Kim has acted as an expert and as an arbitrator in various coverage litigation matters.
Kim also has assisted D&O underwriters in drafting policy forms and endorsements.
Kim is a graduate of Duke University School of Law, where he served as Assistant Baseball Coach his last year of law school. Kim is a summa cum laude graduate of West Virginia University, where he was an Academic All-American in football.