Christopher R. Kim is a senior managing director in our Washington, DC, office, focusing on investigations, compliance, monitorships and cyber security matters. He brings over 23 years of investigative and/or legal experience in criminal cases, international financial institutions’ sanctions cases, and internal corporate cases.
Mr. Kim is a licensed attorney in the District of Columbia and the state of Pennsylvania, and prior to joining Guidepost, his consulting practice focused on engagements involving international financial institutions’ sanctions matters, internal corporate investigations and/or monitorships involving the U.S. government.
Prior to his private practice, Mr. Kim was a senior investigator at the World Bank Group, where he planned, managed and directed multi-disciplinary teams in the audits of multi-national corporations alleged to have been involved in fraud, corruption and/or collusion. His investigations have led to over twenty-five (25) entities being sanctioned by the World Bank Group. He also managed a high-profile investigation of a World Bank official involved in bribery and money laundering. In addition, he led the World Bank’s first ever audit team investigating enterprises in China and has extensive experience in the World Bank sanctions processes (i.e., investigations, settlement, litigation, sanctions and compliance).
Mr. Kim started his career at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), where he spent 14 years as a Special Agent, Associate Division Counsel and Supervisory Special Agent. In these different roles, he led investigations and/or advised on legal/policy matters involving transnational organized crime, public corruption, U.S. export-controlled technology and national security issues. He also worked on international matters in South Korea and in Northern Africa.