Kimberly K. Rubel

Partner

Chicago

(312) 569-1133 phone
(312) 569-3133 fax

Kimberly K. Rubel is a managing partner and vice chair of the firm’s Corporate & Securities Practice Group. Kim focuses her practice on securities transactions, public company counseling, board committee counseling and institutional private placements.

Securities Transactions. Kim has counseled issuers in public and private offerings of equity, debt and convertible securities. She has also advised investment banks and underwriters in public securities offerings and as financial advisors. 

Public Company Counseling. A considerable part of Kim’s practice involves advising public reporting companies with respect to disclosure and compliance issues under the federal securities laws and corporate governance matters. These clients operate in a broad range of industries, including diversified manufacturing, insurance, pharmaceutical, retail, beverage and alternative energy.

Board Committee Counseling. Kim has served as independent counsel for both special and standing committees of boards of directors in connection with special investigations, related-party transactions and corporate governance issues.

Institutional Private Placements. Kim has advised institutional investors in their purchase of privately placed debt securities, as well as issuers in their offer and sale of these securities. She has experience with master note agreements, amendments and waivers, restructurings, inter-creditor issues, collateral and cross-border transactions. 

In General. Kim graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 1995. She earned an undergraduate degree in finance with highest honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to attending law school, Kim was a financial analyst in the corporate finance department of Kidder, Peabody & Co. Incorporated.

Matters

Representative transactions include:

  • $100 million initial public offering for a technology company.
  • Public offerings of $3.1 billion and €2 billion of senior notes for a multinational diversified manufacturer.
  • $130 million public offering of common shares for a Canadian beverage producer.
  • $120 million public offering of equity for an offshore insurance company.
  • $290 million private placement of common shares and warrants for a publicly traded offshore insurance company.
  • $112 million initial public offering and $200 million offering of primary and secondary shares for a clinical software and information solutions provider.
  • Public offerings of $2.3 billion of senior notes for a national retail drugstore chain.
  • Rule 144A offerings of $2.5 billion of notes for a multinational diversified manufacturer. 

Representative engagements include serving as: 

  • Counsel to a special committee of the board of directors of a business outsourcing services provider in connection with an internal investigation.
  • Counsel to the audit committee of an insurance company in connection with several transactions with its majority owner.

Kim has also represented:

  • An Australian manufacturer in private placements of $270 million and €100 million of senior notes.
  • An English appliance manufacturer in a $120 million offering of senior notes.
  • Investors in a $300 million offering of senior notes by a financial services company.
  • A discount supermarket chain in its offerings of $485 million and $550 million of senior notes.
  • Investors in a ¥1.2 billion offering of guaranteed senior notes by a provider of filtration systems and parts.
  • A diversified real estate company in its offering of $645 million of senior notes.

Publications

12/15/2015
Client Alert
Need for Speed: The FAST Act Impacts Securities Laws
5/26/2015
Securities and Governance Update
SEC Re-Examines Exclusion of Shareholder Proposals that Directly Conflict with Company Proposals; Companies Consider Preemptive Action on Proxy Access
9/16/2014
Drinker Biddle
When Should the Board Call Separate Counsel?
3/28/2014
Securities and Governance Update
ISS Releases QuickScore 2.0 Ratings

Events

10/3/2014
53rd Annual Corporate Counsel Institute
The Role of the General Counsel in the Boardroom
4/5/2006
Executive Compensation Strategies

Representative transactions include:

  • $100 million initial public offering for a technology company.
  • Public offerings of $3.1 billion and €2 billion of senior notes for a multinational diversified manufacturer.
  • $130 million public offering of common shares for a Canadian beverage producer.
  • $120 million public offering of equity for an offshore insurance company.
  • $290 million private placement of common shares and warrants for a publicly traded offshore insurance company.
  • $112 million initial public offering and $200 million offering of primary and secondary shares for a clinical software and information solutions provider.
  • Public offerings of $2.3 billion of senior notes for a national retail drugstore chain.
  • Rule 144A offerings of $2.5 billion of notes for a multinational diversified manufacturer. 

Representative engagements include serving as: 

  • Counsel to a special committee of the board of directors of a business outsourcing services provider in connection with an internal investigation.
  • Counsel to the audit committee of an insurance company in connection with several transactions with its majority owner.

Kim has also represented:

  • An Australian manufacturer in private placements of $270 million and €100 million of senior notes.
  • An English appliance manufacturer in a $120 million offering of senior notes.
  • Investors in a $300 million offering of senior notes by a financial services company.
  • A discount supermarket chain in its offerings of $485 million and $550 million of senior notes.
  • Investors in a ¥1.2 billion offering of guaranteed senior notes by a provider of filtration systems and parts.
  • A diversified real estate company in its offering of $645 million of senior notes.