Thompson Coburn partner Helen B. Kim will serve as the 2014-2015 co-chair of the ABA Securities Litigation Committee. Helen is the vice co-chair of Thompson Coburn's Business Litigation group and a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office.
The Securities Litigation Committee is housed under the 60,000-member Section of Litigation, the ABA’s largest specialty section. It includes attorneys from both the plaintiff and defense bar, corporate counsel, and academics. The committee’s goal is to provide critical resources to those practicing or interested in securities litigation, arbitration or regulatory enforcement matters. Helen’s co-chair is Joshua D. Jones of Bressler, Amery & Ross in Birmingham, Ala.
Helen is a past co-chair of the committee’s Subcommittee on Class Actions and the former co-editor of the Section of Litigation’s Securities Litigation Journal. In her securities practice, Helen has successfully defended clients in multiple shareholder derivative suits, nationwide securities and commodities class actions, and related opt-out litigation, and guided companies and their officers through regulatory investigations.
Helen is a past president of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles. Earlier this year, she was honored with a Civic Leadership Award from Los Angeles League of Women Voters.