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Leezie Kim Named to ASU Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security Advisory Council; Honored Among Most Dynamic Women in Arizona Business

PHOENIX, ARIZ. — The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that Leezie Kim, a partner in the firm’s Phoenix office, has been named to the ASU Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security Advisory Council. 

The ASU Center’s advisory council executives provide extensive expertise from all sectors of emergency management and homeland security. The council advises the center regarding solution innovations and research, and affords insight into emerging trends, needs and requirements such that the center is at the forefront of solution delivery, innovation, research and academic preparation.

In addition, Kim was also named among the Phoenix Business Journal’s 2014 Most Dynamic Women in Business. She was selected by peers, colleagues and the Phoenix Business Journal news team for her leadership, professionalism, dedication and impact on the local community. She and her fellow honorees were recognized at a celebration of women in business hosted by the Phoenix Business Journal on February 13 at the Montelucia Resort and Spa in Paradise Valley, Ariz., as well as spotlighted in the February 14 edition of the publication.

Kim is a partner in the Quarles & Brady Corporate Services Group. Her practice focuses on helping clients navigate the laws of national security and international business transactions as well as health care and restaurant business transactions. She returned to the law firm following four years of service as a White House appointee to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and as general counsel to Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano.

While serving as deputy general counsel for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C., Kim became involved with aviation security, border entry matters and customs issues at airports, including the federal response to the 2009 Christmas day airline underwear explosive attempt and the implementation of the new airport security procedures thereafter. In 2012, Kim was appointed to the Phoenix Aviation Advisory Board by Mayor Greg Stanton and the City Council.

Kim earned her law degree from the University of Virginia and her undergraduate degree from Rice University.

About ASU Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security Advisory Council
The Center brings the extensive resources of the university and industry partners together to proactively address homeland security and emergency management needs. Supported by university funding and commitment, the Center seeks to fill a gaping need to provide the people, tools and know-how to implement effective solutions for industry and government.