John J.K. Kim
- Managing Director
- Forensic & Litigation Consulting
- T: +1 404 270 1417
- F: +1 404 460 6299
- 1201 W Peachtree Street, NW
- Suite 500
- Atlanta, GA, 30309
- United States
- T: +1 404 460 6200
- F: +1 404 460 6299
- Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)
- Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
- Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS)
- Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
- Anti-money Laundering
- Bribery & Corruption Investigations & Compliance
- Data & Analytics
- Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
- Litigation Support & Analytical Services
John Kim is a Managing Director in the FTI Consulting Data & Analytics practice within the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment and is based in Atlanta. His client service is focused on forensic data analysis and modeling to address matters of complex litigation. Mr. Kim’s blend of experiences in international banking and the securities industries, and his expertise in forensic data analysis uniquely qualifies him to manage engagements where critical information must be gleaned from volumes of historical data and analyzed in the proper context of the matters at issue. He has led large-scale residential mortgage-backed securities litigation projects and other matters involving the management and analysis of complex and voluminous data sets.
Mr. Kim has led numerous data analytical aspects of litigation support projects for global financial institutions as well as a leading wireless communications provider. Mr. Kim has managed multiple Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities put-back litigation projects for a major UK-based international investment bank in rebuttal to loan-level allegations of improper mortgage underwriting put forth by investors and trustees. These matters involved forensic re-underwriting of thousands of mortgage loans, requiring dozens of contract underwriters utilizing FTI Consulting’s proprietary underwriting platform and technologies. Mr. Kim has led a large-scale compliance review for a reverse-mortgage servicer for reporting to the Department of Justice to estimate the penalties related to the company’s failures to timely perform certain HUD-mandated milestone actions. The volume of review within a compressed timeline required deploying and managing 50 consultants across multiple work streams, capturing review findings using a custom developed technology platform to enable efficient and flexible reporting to all relevant stakeholders. Mr. Kim was the principal architect for model development, leading a team of three SQL programmers to independently recreate historic monthly customer churn rates for a 10 year period at issue in rebuttal to plaintiff (a third-party wireless services retailer) allegation of inflated customer churn and related underpayment of performance-based commission bonuses to the retailer.
Mr. Kim’s also has extensive experience in corruption/FCPA investigative matters domestically as well as in Asia. Mr. Kim has played key roles in several audit committee investigations into alleged or suspected payments of bribes to tax and customs officials in Singapore, Indonesia and South Korea by finance directors of U.S. and UK based companies’ operations in the Asia-Pacific region. Mr. Kim has led field team visits to clients’ overseas offices to collect accounting ledger data, conduct interviews and assisted in the preparation of summary findings for presentation to the audit committees, as well as in-house and outside counsel.
Mr. Kim holds a B.A. in economics from Binghamton University (State University of New York). He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and a Certified Fraud Examiner and a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Mr. Kim has authored articles about corruption in Asia that appeared in Fraud Magazine, a publication of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, as well as TheDeal.com.