M. Rina Kim is a senior associate, focusing on complex securities and commercial litigation, investigations and restructurings that include issues relating to financial projections, accounting statements, and financial disclosures. She is experienced in working with economists and financial advisors both on consulting projects and as experts in litigated matters. Rina helps clients achieve successful outcomes and resolve sophisticated financial matters through her auditing and forensic knowledge in financial statements, books and records, and complex accounting standards.
Rina is a certified public accountant in Virginia and Washington, D.C., a certified fraud examiner and certified management accountant and a chartered financial analyst candidate. Rina was recognized as a Pathfinder in 2021 by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). Rina maintains an active and diverse pro bono practice, with a focus on immigration law, special education rights, and racial justice and interests. A native speaker of Korean, Rina also is proficient in Spanish.
Prior to joining Proskauer, Rina was a manager at KPMG Forensic Services, where she worked on financial statement audits, fraud and compliance risk assessments, internal whistleblower investigations, anti-bribery and FCPA investigations, and project management of process improvement and implementation surrounding commercial mortgage lending practices and the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act compliance.
Rina is president of the Korean American Bar Association (KABA) of Washington, D.C. where she has been an officer since 2012. She has spearheaded efforts to form a coalition of 13 KABAs to address issues on a national scale, such as refuting misleading narratives on Korean history, supporting diverse law student interests, and fighting for racial justice. She was the host committee coordinator and bilingual mistress of ceremony of the 2016 Conference of International Association of Korean Lawyers.