Jasper Sirny Kim is a U.S-qualified lawyer with legal and investment banking experience in New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong. Educated in the U.S. and England, he received legal training at Harvard Law School (PON, 2005), received his Juris Doctor in Law from Rutgers University and an MSc. (Economic History) from the London School of Economics, as well as an MBA from the University of London. He was in-house legal counsel with the global investment bank of Lehman Brothers (Tokyo), where he worked on various structured cross-border transactions, and thereafter joined Barclays Capital Asia Ltd. (Hong Kong) as Associate Director of the firm's Debt Capital Markets team.
While in Tokyo, he taught Business Law at Temple University Japan, and has researched and written on issues related to international law and economics while continuing to teach and lecture at various American and international legal and business institutions. His writings have been published widely, including academic journals at Harvard, Columbia, and the University of California. His latest books Korean Business Law: The Legal Landscape and Beyond (Carolina Academic Press), 24 Hours with 24 Lawyers: Profiles of Traditional and Non-Traditional Careers (West/Thomson Reuters), and American Law 101: An Easy Primer (ABA). Jasper Kim has also been featured in the BBC, Bloomberg, CNN, CNBC, National Public Radio (NPR), and Forbes.