Paul J. Shim is a partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP based in the New York office.
Mr. Shim's practice focuses on public and private merger and acquisition transactions.
Mr. Shim has been recognized twice by The American Lawyer as a "Dealmaker of the Year." He has also been honored by The American Lawyer as a "Dealmaker in the Spotlight," by The AmLaw Daily as a "Dealmaker of the Week" and by The Times (London) as a "Lawyer of the Week." Mr. Shim is internationally distinguished as one of the best corporate lawyers by Chambers Global, Chambers USA, The Legal 500 U.S., The Legal Media Group Guide to the World's Leading Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyers, The Legal Media Group Guide to the World's Leading Private Equity Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, The Guide to Leading Practitioners: China, IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Law Firms, Lawdragon 500, Super Lawyers magazine, PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook and The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers. He is regularly interviewed by the media on matters relating to mergers and acquisitions, and has appeared on Bloomberg TV and Bloomberg Radio.
Mr. Shim joined the firm in 1987 and became a partner in 1996. In 1987, Mr. Shim received a J.D. degree, cum laude, from New York University School of Law, where he was an editor of the Law Review. He received undergraduate and graduate degrees in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.