Joon Kim Receives Korean American Story’s 2018 Trailblazer Award

June 6, 2018

Cleary Gottlieb partner Joon Kim was honored by Korean American Story with a Trailblazer Award at its 2018 gala.

Joon delivered an acceptance speech and shared his personal story as part of the award ceremony, which can be viewed here.

Joon served as the Acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, which made him the highest ranking Korean American prosecutor.

For more information on the 2018 gala, visit


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2018 Trailblazer Award Honoree: Joon H. Kim from KoreanAmericanStory on Vimeo.