Kim Haviv | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Kim Haviv
Kim Haviv

Kim Haviv

Associate, New York

T +1 212 819 8683

E khaviv@whitecase.com

Overview

Kim Haviv is an associate in the Firm's Commercial Litigation Group with experience in a range of complex contract and business disputes, securities fraud actions, bankruptcy-related litigation, and regulatory investigations. Kim also works regularly with the Firm's International Arbitration Group in various forms of arbitral proceedings.

Kim has extensive experience in securities litigation, including most recently securing complete dismissal of all claims against The Talbots, Inc. and certain of its officers and directors in the District of Massachusetts and all claims against certain officers and directors of Dynegy, Inc. in the Southern District of New York.

Kim has represented creditor groups in some of the world's largest bankruptcies, including the Chrysler, Tribune, and Charter Communications cases. Kim also represented a debtor company and eight subsidiaries through Chapter 11 proceedings and a successful consensual restructuring in the Delaware bankruptcy court.

Kim's regulatory and investigative work includes the representation of a foreign bank in connection with global investigations into possible violations of US antitrust, fraud, and commodities laws.

Kim's arbitration experience includes representation of an international energy insurer in ad hoc arbitration proceedings seated in London and a European contractor in a CPR arbitration seated in Connecticut.

Kim has performed extensive pro bono work for the Legal Aid Society's Manhattan criminal trial office and its criminal appeals bureau. In her most recent case, Kim argued and won a criminal appeal before the New York Appellate Division – First Department. Kim was awarded the Legal Aid Society's Pro Bono Publico award in 2012.

At the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Kim served as president of the student body and was awarded the Gordon Cressy Award for Student Leadership. Prior to joining White & Case LLP, Kim served as a law clerk to the Chief Justice and the Justices of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and its Commercial List.

Kim spent 2014 on secondment in White & Case’s Paris and London offices.

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar
  • Ontario Bar
  • US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • US District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • US District Court for the Western District of New York

Education

  • JD, University of Toronto
  • Bachelor of Arts & Science (Hons.), McMaster University

Languages

  • English
  • French

Experience

Publications

  • City of Pontiac: Second Circuit Further Limits When US Securities Laws May Reach Non-US Securities And Issuers, The Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation, Vol. 47 No. 15, September 3, 2014