Lillian Kim, a seasoned mergers and acquisitions lawyer with extensive experience acting for public company clients—particularly in the technology and life sciences industries—has joined Pillsbury as a partner in New York.

“Lillian has built a robust and diverse M&A practice that aligns well with our client needs,” said Jeffrey Delaney, the leader of Pillsbury’s Global Corporate practice. “M&A in the technology, life sciences and digital health sectors—which are longstanding strengths of Pillsbury’s platform—has remained quite resilient despite market headwinds.”

“As the M&A market continues to rebound, Lillian’s experience will be invaluable to our clients,” added Stephen Amdur, co-chair of Pillsbury’s M&A and Private Equity practices. “She mixes deep public company M&A expertise with a true understanding of the aims of market participants throughout the investment lifecycle. We’re thrilled to have her as a part of our team.”

Kim advises public companies, boards of directors and special committees, as well as private equity firms in a variety of domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments and other significant corporate matters, with an emphasis on technology and life sciences clients. Her many notable transactions include acting as lead or co-lead attorney on Mimecast Limited’s $5.8 billion sale to Permira; Slack Technologies’ $27.7 billion sale to Salesforce; and Trillium Therapeutics’ $2.3 billion sale to Pfizer. Kim also advises clients on corporate governance and securities law disclosure and compliance.      

Beyond her noteworthy legal practice, Kim is passionate about mentoring and promoting diverse attorneys in the legal profession. She was selected to participate in the prestigious Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellows Program in 2022.

“Pillsbury has an excellent international corporate practice with a diverse client base that is well-suited to my strengths and experience,” said Kim. “I have been consistently impressed by the caliber and collaborative nature of Pillsbury’s talented lawyers. I am thrilled to join the team and look forward to contributing to the firm’s continued success.”

With more than 150 lawyers advising on mergers and acquisitions globally, Pillsbury has represented clients on some of the most sophisticated and innovative transactions in the market. In the last five years, Pillsbury’s lawyers have advised on over 775 M&A transactions valued at $450 billion across a wide range of sectors and geographies. Pillsbury lawyers are market leaders in their field, consistently ranked as a Top-20 M&A advisor by Bloomberg, FactSet, and Refinitiv; recognized for M&A excellence by both Chambers and The Legal 500; and named 2022 M&A Team of the Year by International.