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About Janet H. Kim

Janet H. Kim is a partner in the firm’s dispute resolution group based in Washington, D.C. Her practice focuses on strategic risk management. Janet is a hands-on and pragmatic advisor to companies, officers, directors, and individuals navigating risk—often in matters that are under parallel scrutiny from congressional investigators and regulatory enforcement entities.

In addition to providing a full range of service on defending against enforcement investigations—ranging from negotiations with Committee staff and document production; witness preparation for hearings, transcribed interviews, and depositions; and subpoena management—Janet conducts internal investigations and advises on assessing and mitigating business, legal, regulatory, and reputational risk. 

She draws from a diverse range of experience in the federal government.  Janet has twice served in the White House Counsel’s Office, most recently as an Associate Counsel to President Biden, where she advised senior White House officials and Executive Branch officials on high-risk matters, including congressional oversight investigations.

She also served as the Chief Counsel for Investigations for the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, the principal investigative committee of the House of Representatives, where she led multiple high-profile investigations into topics related to the financial sector, environment, energy, national security, technology, the coronavirus pandemic, health care, personnel practices, ethics, and consumer products.  In addition to her investigative work, Janet routinely advised Committee chairs and House leadership regarding subpoena enforcement, whistleblower protections, parallel criminal and congressional investigations, interview and deposition rules, and privilege issues.

Recent work

Janet’s recent work includes:

  • Serving as lead counsel to a multinational technology company regarding risk assessment and mitigation for emerging global content moderation regulations
  • Representing a company under investigation by multiple congressional committees related to scrutiny over the collection and use of personal location data in the wake of the Dobbs decision
  • Representing an international airline in a congressional investigation regarding potential violations of ethics laws
  • Representing an international shipping company in congressional inquiry regarding allegations of antitrust violations
  • Representing numerous individual fact witnesses in congressional inquiries



Janet received a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School cum laude in 2012 and an undergraduate degree from Stanford University with distinction and interdisciplinary honors in 2009. Following law school, Janet clerked for Judge John D. Tinder on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York