The IGNITE award is given to a professional under 40, who “strives toward the highest levels of personal and professional accomplishment, excels in their chosen field, devotes time and energy to their community in a meaningful way, and forges a path of leadership for others to follow.” A committee of professional leaders from the Rochester and Finger Lakes business community selected Kim from a group of 15 finalists.
Kim was recognized not only for her professional accomplishments but for her deep commitment to her community, including her extensive pro bono litigation and counseling work for several Western New York nonprofit organizations. Kim also currently serves as a commissioner for the Rochester City Planning Commission, sits on the HR task force for Willow Domestic Violence Center, and previously served for six years on the National Susan B. Anthony Museum board of trustees.
As a partner in Nixon Peabody’s Labor & Employment group, Kim’s practice is a hybrid of traditional labor relations and employment litigation and counseling for employers across multiple industries. She has significant experience defending discrimination and harassment, wage-and-hour, and ERISA claims. She has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of Labor Law—Management and Litigation—Labor and Employment and Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for Labor & Employment (Upstate New York).