Yenny (Ye Eun) Kim
Yenny Kim is part of the firm’s private funds and alternative asset opportunities practice. She represents hedge funds and investment advisers in a broad range of matters, including fundraises, formation and ongoing operation of a variety of investment products such as credit funds, fund of funds, and rated note feeders.
Yenny extensively participates in the firm’s transactional practice, representing some of the world’s largest institutional investors, including sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, and secondary buyers. She regularly advises clients in secondary transactions, GP-lead recapitalizations, co-investments, and primary investments. As part of Ropes & Gray’s secondary buyer practice, Yenny has represented top global secondary buyers who participate as lead investors in some of the largest and most complex GP-led recapitalizations. In 2022, the team closed more than 450 secondaries transactions worth over $146 billion.
Yenny maintains an active pro bono practice, assisting asylum seekers with various immigration matters.
In law school, Yenny was part of the Duke Immigration Rights Clinic, where she assisted in drafting an amicus brief for a Fourth Circuit case, advocating that Salvadoran women should be considered a particular social group for asylum purposes. She also served as staff editor of the Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law. Yenny has a diverse background, including work experience in a renowned Chilean law firm.
- JD, LLM, Duke University School of Law, 2021; Staff Editor, Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law; Duke Immigrant Rights Clinic
- BA (International Studies), Honors, Johns Hopkins University, 2017
Admissions / Qualifications
- New York, 2022