The Los Angeles U.S. Attorney’s office’s Major Frauds Section Chief is leaving the department after nine years to join Jones Day as a partner in its issues and appeals practice.
Beong-Soo Kim joined the U.S. Attorney’s office in the Central District of California in 2003, and in 2007 was promoted to deputy chief of the office’s Major Frauds Section in the Criminal Division. In 2010, he became one of the youngest prosecutors to ever be named the chief of the Major Frauds Section, according to a news release. As chief, Kim managed the investigations and prosecutions of major criminal fraud allegations. Before becoming a federal prosecutor, Kim worked as an associate at Munger, Tolles & Olson.
He served as a law clerk to Judge Robert D. Sack in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1999 to 2000.
Kim earned his undergraduate degree at Harvard College and his law degree from Harvard Law School. He also has a master’s degree in political theory from the London School of Economics and has worked as an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California School of Law.