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June 27, 2017

Former King & Spalding Lawyer Michele J. Kim Sworn in as U.S. Bankruptcy Judge

ATLANTA, June 27, 2017 — Former King & Spalding lawyer Michele J. Kim was sworn in as a United States bankruptcy judge on June 23 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Georgia. Judge Kim will now preside over bankruptcy matters in the Brunswick division of the Southern District. During her tenure at King & Spalding, she represented clients in a broad range of commercial restructuring, bankruptcy and real estate transactions.

“Michele Kim is an outstanding lawyer and it was a privilege to work with her and to be able to call her our colleague,” said Paul Ferdinands, head of the firm’s Financial Restructuring Practice Group. “She is a welcome addition to the bankruptcy bench and she will serve with great distinction.”

Prior to joining the firm, Kim served as law clerk to the Honorable Anthony A. Alaimo, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Georgia and the Honorable John S. Dalis, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Georgia. Kim is a graduate of the University of Georgia, where she earned a B.B.A. in international business as well as her law degree.

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