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Jimmy Kang counsels private equity funds, venture capital funds, hedge funds, and portfolio companies on their formation and structuring, as well as on related legal, compliance, and operational matters—frequently with a focus on anti-money laundering (AML), Know Your Customer (KYC), and other regulatory frameworks.
Before joining the firm, Jimmy was a manager in the financial crimes advisory unit at a Big Four professional services firm. He advised multinational and global banking and financial services corporations on regulatory, compliance, examination, and enforcement issues, as well as the requirements and impact of the Bank Secrecy Act; Federal Reserve Board, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and New York State Department of Financial Services regulations; and AML and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions compliance programs.
Jimmy also has experience assisting foreign banking organizations with their AML and OFAC sanctions compliance programs through improved KYC programs, suspicious activity reporting, sanctions screening policies and procedures, and the development of appropriate compliance programs. For example, he once managed teams across 11 jurisdictions to conduct a compliance program gap assessment for a prominent, global South Korean financial institution.
In law school, Jimmy was a member of the Brooklyn Law School Securities Arbitration Clinic, where he worked directly with clients on FINRA arbitration claims. He interned at the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and clerked for the Hon. Michael Gerstein, Kings County Criminal Court, Brooklyn, New York.
Jimmy is a veteran of the U.S. Army, with which he served in a combat tour in Iraq. He is fluent in Korean.