WASHINGTON, DC - Today, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Todd Sunhwae Kim to serve on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.
President Obama said, “Todd Sunhwae Kim has proven himself to be not only a first-rate legal mind but a faithful public servant. It is with full confidence in his ability, integrity, and independence that I nominate him to serve on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.”
Todd Sunhwae Kim: Nominee for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
Todd Sunhwae Kim is the Solicitor General of the District of Columbia and has held that position since it was established in 2006. He oversees appellate litigation for the District of Columbia government in the D.C. Court of Appeals, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Prior to his current appointment, Kim worked as an appellate attorney with the United States Department of Justice in the Environment and Natural Resources Division, where he handled significant appeals and argued before each of the 13 federal appellate courts. Kim began his legal career as a law clerk to Judge Judith Rogers of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He received his A.B. magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1994 and his J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1997.