Assistant Comptroller, City of New York for the Bureau of Law & Adjustment
Location: New York
Member Since: 2017
On May 1, 2014, Seunghwan Kim was appointed Assistant Comptroller for the Bureau of Law & Adjustment by New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer. As Assistant Comptroller for Law & Adjustment, Mr. Kim, at the direction of the Comptroller, is charged with overseeing the resolution and settlement of claims brought against the City and asserted by the City under New York City Charter § 93(i); in FY 2016, adjusted or settled 14,643 claims that resulted in authorization of total payment of more than a billion dollars. In this role, Mr. Kim manages a staff of more than 120 professionals, including attorneys, engineers, and claims adjusters in four divisions that cover all claims and lawsuits that involve the City of New York, including contractual and commercial disputes, real property tax assessments, medical malpractice, and civil rights, police, and corrections-related claims. Mr. Kim joined the Comptroller’s Office with broad range of litigation and management experience. For a decade, he served as the Managing Attorney at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP in New York City, where he handled risk assessment and advised on litigation and settlement strategy for a large and complex litigation practice. Prior to Kelley Drye, Mr. Kim advised on civil procedure as an Assistant Managing Attorney at two other prominent New York City firms with complex litigation practices, Kaye Scholer LLP, and Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP. Mr. Kim is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and New York Law School. Among other committees, he serves on the Tort Advisory Committee, New York Supreme Court, and the New York State Medical Malpractice Group.