Kimberly D. Reed has over 30 years of legal practice experience, having started her career in litigation at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Los Angeles and later at Howrey & Simon in Washington, DC. She worked in the Offices of Communications and Presidential Correspondence for President Bill Clinton at the White House before becoming Assistant Dean and Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina Law School.
In 2001, she joined Hogan Lovells, one of the world’s largest law firms, in Warsaw, Poland in the Interna-tional Business Transactions group. After three years in Warsaw, she moved to Hogan Lovells’ Moscow, Russia office, where she worked on several of the largest corporate transactions in Russia at that time. In 2008, on temporary leave from Hogan Lovells, she served as Senior Advisor and Director of International Operations on Barack Obama’s Presidential Campaign. After Obama's victory, Kim returned briefly to Hogan Lovells before deciding to strike out on her own. She created Reed International Law & Consulting in July 2009, in order to represent US and foreign clients on corporate transactions, contracts and governance matters. In April 2019, she became Partner and Chair of the International Practice at Shulman, Rogers, a mid-sized law firm in the Washington, DC area.
She returned to her solo practice in April 2020, specializing in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts and transactions, joint ventures, corporate governance, venture capital/private equity, and complex financing arrangements, as well as advising many foundations and nonprofit organizations.
Ms. Reed has worked on deals and other matters in over 70 countries around the world, and is an expert on emerging markets such as Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, India, and Africa, which she is frequently invited to speak on at various public fora. She has experience in sectors including technology, energy, banking, hotels, telecommunications, insurance, import/export, cosmetics, mining and metals, restaurants, medical equipment, and consulting. She has worked with many entrepreneurs and start-ups, and she offers special pricing for such clients.
Ms. Reed graduated with honors from Duke University and from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she served as Executive Editor of the Virginia Journal of International Law, the oldest continuously-published, student-edited international law journal in the United States, and had the rare distinction of being published twice in that Journal while she was still in law school. She has also earned a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University.
Ms. Reed has published scholarly and professional articles in law reviews, journals and other publications in English, Russian, Polish and French regarding legal, business and political topics.
Ms. Reed is assisted by staff lawyers with experience in nationally-known law firms and in-house with large companies, and a highly professional and friendly support staff.
Our principal, Kimberly Reed, was a Professor of Nonprofit Law and Management at the University of North Carolina School of Law and has lectured on nonprofit law and management at Duke University, George Washington University, and at numerous professional conferences. Shehas represented a wide range of nonprofit organizations around the world, including Human Rights Watch, theNature Conservancy, the Public Interest Law Institute,World Vision, The Well Project, Transatlantic Partners Against AIDS, the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Whitman-Walker Clinic, The Network of East-West Women, Russian Justice Initiative, Bet Tzedek, the Moscow Protestant Community, the National Democratic Institute, and many other US and foreign-based NGOs.
Kimberly Reed President, Reed International Law & Consulting, Washington, DC and Moscow
Kimberly Reed has over 20 years of experience in international law, policy and development. Her practice centers on complex international corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, project finance/ infrastructure transactions, private equity investments in Russia and the former CIS, and international aid and development. Reed's practice experience in Russia, Europe, Africa, Australia, Asia and the United States has included representation of several Fortune 500 clients, private corporations and investment groups, as well as numerous NGOs. From 2004-2009, shepracticed law at Hogan & Hartson's Moscow, Russia office, and from 2001-2004 in its Warsaw, Poland office. In 2008,she served as the Obama Campaign's Senior Advisor on Americans Abroad and ran the campaign's international operations. She was Assistant Dean and Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina Law Schoolfrom 1995 to 2001. She has published numerous articles and has spoken frequently on subjects such as foreign direct investment, international business ethics, cross-cultural communication, and nonprofit law and management. She is the founder and president emeritus of the international NGOThe Talizman Foundation, and she serves on boards of directors and committees for a number of nonprofit organizations.