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WHO’S WHO IN LAW – MARK H. KIM

MARK H. KIM, 39

FIRM: Munger Tolles & Olson LLP

LAW SCHOOL: Yale Law School

SELECTED CLIENTS: Air Lease Corp., Berkshire Hathaway, Encompass Digital Media, Oaktree Capital Management, Phil Ruffin

YEARS IN PRACTICE: 12

Biggest Deal: $50 billion merger of Monsanto Co. and Pharmacia & Upjohn.

Most Difficult Deal: Initial $2.8 billion capital raise and subsequent $923 million initial public offering for Air Lease Corp., started from scratch.

Best Career Moment: Negotiating the $775 million acquisition of the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino in less than a week.

Worst: Getting through the second night of a double-all-nighter in Newmont Mining Corp.’s $4.4 billion acquisition of Franco-Nevada Mining Corp. and Normandy Mining to create the world’s largest gold producer.

Highlight of Past Year: Seeing Air Lease Corp. take off as a new company.

The Secret to Closing a Deal: Being practical, exercising patience, thinking creatively and finding common ground.

If I Weren’t an Attorney: I’d be playing a lot more golf.

My Colleagues Don’t Know: I’m a History Channel junkie.

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