Attorney At Law, Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.
Contact Kimberly D. Reed
Hogan & Hartson LLP 555 Thirteenth St., NW Washington, DC 20004
Kim Reed is an international business lawyer with the law firm of Hogan & Hartson. She is based out of the firm’s Washington, DC and Moscow, Russia offices. During 2008, Kim was on leave from the firm in order to lead the Obama presidential campaign’s overseas operations as Senior Advisor on Americans Abroad. As the campaign’s chief liaison with the seven to ten million Americans living overseas, Kim spearheaded the creation of the first-ever field operations of a US presidential campaign internationally and supervised all overseas campaign employees and thousands of US citizen volunteers in 70+ countries. She served on the Advance Team for then-Senator Obama’s historic trip to Berlin, Germany, and also traveled on behalf of the Obama campaign to India, China, France, Italy, Hungary and Canada.
Having returned to Hogan & Hartson after the election, Kim specializes in complex mergers & acquisitions, foreign investment, and infrastructure projects. Although her practice emphasizes Russia and the countries of the former Soviet bloc, she has also worked on deals in Asia, Australia, Western Europe, the Caribbean and Africa. Kim has a large and active pro bono practice, donating about 600 hours annually, free of charge, to NGO/nonprofit clients in sectors such as human rights, free and fair elections, environmental conservancy, education, mentorship for Russian orphans, critically ill children, international women’s rights, public interest law, religious freedom, service to the poor, and development of the NGO sector in Russia. She was the recipient of the first-ever Russian Pro Bono Award in 2008.
Kim grew up in rural Virginia and graduated from Duke University (where she was one of the original founders of “Krzyzewskiville”, the legendary basketball team-inspired tent village) and the University of Virginia Law School, where she was Class President, Executive Editor of the Virginia Journal of International Law, and an avid competitive softball player. After law school, she practiced litigation in Los Angeles and Washington, DC, worked briefly at the White House Communications Office during the first Clinton Administration, and then spent six years as Assistant Dean and Adjunct Professor at the University of North Carolina School of Law, where she taught Nonprofit Law & Management. In 2000, she moved to Warsaw, Poland, joining Hogan & Hartson’s international corporate law practice, and from there moved to Moscow in 2004, where she lived until early 2008.
Kim is a Board Member of the Public Interest Law Institute, the Network of East-West Women, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, the Duke University Women’s Forum, and several other non-profit organizations, and she is a current member of the Democratic Party’s Advisory Council and the Democratic Party Women’s Leadership Forum. She is also the founder of the Talizman Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Warsaw, Poland, which, over the last seven years, has distributed millions of dollars in clothing, medical supplies, toiletries and cleaning supplies, school books, and other basic necessities to orphanages, homes for the mentally and physically handicapped, needy foster families, homeless shelters, and homes for the poor elderly in rural parts of Poland. Talizman is a regular partner of the National Ski Areas Association’s “Sharing Warmth Around the Globe” project, which has donated over 15,000 winter coats and other cold-weather wear to Talizman for distribution to Talizman’s target groups.
Kim lives in Potomac, Maryland with her husband and two young children. She is an avid traveler, having visited more than 60 countries, and Duke basketball fan.