Charlie Kim


+1 858 550 6049

Charlie Kim is co-chair of Cooley's global capital markets practice group, and a member of the public companies and debt securities transactions practice groups. Charlie has worked on over 60 successfully completed public company securities transactions in the last two years alone involving both US and non-US issuers and investment banks, with expertise in a wide range of industries. Charlie has been named a Top 100 Lawyer in California across all specialties by the Daily Journal, ranked as a leader in Capital Markets: Debt & Equity by Chambers USA, named a Southern California as well as San Diego Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters, and recognized as a San Diego Top Attorney by The Daily Transcript in multiple years.

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  • Zentalis Pharmaceuticals - $190 Million IPO 

  • TiVo and Xperi to Combine in $3 Billion All-Stock Merger 

  • Iterum Therapeutics - $80 Million IPO 

  • EHang Holdings - $40 Million IPO 

  • Reata Pharmaceuticals – $505 Million Follow-On Offering 

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Charlie Kim skillfully navigating your capital markets transactions - priceless. Charlie's depth and breadth of knowledge/experience was crucial in the successful execution of our IPO and multiple follow-on offerings which tallied to over $1.2 billion. Internally, we nicknamed Charlie the 'Ironman of Capital Markets'. He and his team were a pleasure to partner with from the pre-planning phase all the way through the end of the process. – Tom Walker, former CFO of Tableau Software

  • New York University School of Law
    JD, McKay Scholar, 2000

  • Princeton Theological Seminary
    MDiv, Top 1% of Class, 1997

  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
    BA, Religious Studies
    Academic Distinction, 1994

Admissions & Credentials


New York


  • American Bar Association

  • New York State Bar Association

  • San Diego County Bar Association

Representative Issuers

Charlie has represented companies/investment banks on capital market transactions involving issuers across industries, such as: Accelerate, Advaxis, Aerohive Networks, Agenus, Akari, Akcea, Akero, Allogene, Alteryx, Amedica, Amylin, Anadys, AnaptysBio, Anthera, Apigee, Arcadia, Arcus, Ardea, Arena, Aridis, Ascendis, ASLAN, Audentes, AutoGenomics, Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits, Cadence, Castlight, Cerus, Cidara, Corcept, Crinetics, Cyan, Cytori, Dermira, Dynavax, eBay, EHang, Eidos, Entropic Communications, Exagen, Evofem, FireEye, Fangdd, Five Prime, Gemphire, Genomatica, Global Blood Therapeutics, Gossamer, Gritstone, Guardant Health, Halozyme, Health Catalyst, HealthEquity, Horizon, IGM Biosciences, Ignyta, Immune Design, IMV, Inovio, Insys, Invitae, Ionis, Iterum, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Kamada, Kite Pharma, Landry's, LifeLock, Limelight Networks, Livongo, MannKind, Medallia, MethylGene, Metropark, MindBody, Minerva, Mirati, NantHealth, NantKwest, Nektar, Neon, Neurocrine, ObsEva, Ooma, Optimer, Otonomy, Pernix, Phathom, Poseida, PRA Holdings, Progressive Gaming, ProNAi, ProQR, Proto Labs, Quidel, Radiant Systems, Raptor Pharmaceutical, Reata, Receptos, Regulus, ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services, Sangamo, Santarus, Seattle Genetics, Senomyx, Sequenom, ShockWave, Sierra Oncology, Somaxon, Strongbridge, Surface Oncology, Sutro, Syndax, Tableau Software, Tabula Rasa, Taiwan Liposome Company, Tangoe, TRACON, Tricida, Trius, TriVascular Technologies, Uber Technologies, Verenium, Verona, Vical, Viewray, Vin, Vital Therapies, Xencor, Xenon, XenoPort, Zealand Pharma, Zscaler, Zymeworks, 4D Molecular Therapeutics, 10x Genomics and 89bio.


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+1 858 550 6420 fax

4401 Eastgate Mall
San Diego, CA 92121-1909

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