Leezie Kim recently returned to private practice in Phoenix, Arizona as an attorney after two and a half years living in Washington DC as a White House appointee as Deputy General Counsel at the Department of Homeland Security. Prior to her time in Washington, DC, Leezie served as the General Counsel to Governor Janet Napolitano in Arizona, where Leezie grew up and practiced law for a dozen years. Leezie is remains active in state and federal politics and most recently served on the transition team to the newly elected Phoenix Mayor.
Leezie graduated from the University of Virginia School of law in 1996, where she met her husband, Gary Restaino. He is the criminal chief of the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona.