Jessica (Ji Eun) Kim is an Associate at Cohen Milstein and a member of the firm’s Securities Litigation & Investor Protection practice group, where she represents institutional and individual shareholders in securities class actions.
Ms. Kim was named among “Ones to Watch” in Securities Litigation in 2021 and 2022 by Best Lawyers in America.
Ms. Kim’s current matters include:
- IBEW Local 98 Pension Fund v. Deloitte (D.S.C.): Cohen Milstein is sole Lead Counsel in this putative securities class action against Deloitte entities for allegedly breaching its external auditor duties related to as SCANA’s multi-billion-dollar nuclear energy expansion project in South Carolina.
- In re EQT Corporation Securities Litigation (W.D. Pa.): Cohen Milstein is Co-Lead Counsel in this putative securities class action against EQT Corporation for allegedly misrepresenting the “substantial synergies” that were expected to arise from a planned merger with rival natural gas producer Rice Energy due to “the contiguous and complementary nature of Rice’s asset base with EQT’s.”
- Myun-Uk Choi, et al. v. Tower Research Capital LLC, et al. (S.D.N.Y.): Cohen Milstein is representing traders who transacted in KOSPI 200 futures contracts in 2012 in a class action against Tower Research Capital and Mark Gorton for violations of the Commodity Exchange Act and for unjust enrichment.
Some of Ms. Kim’s recent successes include:
- In re GreenSky Securities Litigation (S.D.N.Y.): Cohen Milstein was co-Lead Counsel in this putative securities class action against GreenSky, a financial technology company, for failing to disclose the substantial change in the composition of GreenSky’s merchant business mix and the resulting diminution in transaction-fee revenue, accounting for 87% of its overall revenue, as it moved from solar panel energy merchant sector to the healthcare sector. On October 22, 2021, the court granted final approval of a $27.5 million settlement.
- Eric Weiner v. Tivity Health, Inc. (M.D. Tenn.): Cohen Milstein, as sole Lead Counsel, represented Oklahoma Firefighters Pension and Retirement System and other purchasers of Tivity Health stock in a putative securities class action for violations of the Exchange Act related to Tivity’s misleading the public about its relationship with United Healthcare, Inc. On October 7, 2021, the court granted final approval of a $7.5 million settlement. During the final approval hearing on October 4, 2021, the court commended counsel for being “outstanding [client] representatives.”
Prior to joining Cohen Milstein, Ms. Kim was a litigation associate at a highly-regarded international defense firm, where she focused on white collar defense, government enforcement, and internal investigations.
Ms. Kim received a dual B.B.A. and B.A. from Korea University and her J.D. from Harvard Law School. While in law school, Ms. Kim was an Executive Technical Editor for the Harvard Civil-Rights Civil-Liberties Law Review, and Co-President of the Harvard Mediation Program. She was also a member of the Harvard Criminal Justice Institute, where she represented clients charged with misdemeanors and felonies in the Roxbury and Dorchester Divisions of the Boston Municipal Court Department.
Ms. Kim is fluent in Korean.