Kim Gibbens joined the General Counsel’s office in April 2015. Prior to joining the University, Kim was in private practice for fifteen years beginning at Shook, Hardy and Bacon, L.L.P. and most recently as Senior Counsel at Husch Blackwell, LLP. In private practice, Kim represented hospitals and health systems and other types of healthcare providers in a variety of regulatory, transactional and compliance matters. Before joining a law firm, Kim clerked for the Honorable Judge Stanley A. Grimm (retired) of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District and served two years as an Assistant Attorney General in Missouri where she represented several professional licensing boards including the State Board of Nursing. Prior to law school, Kim worked seven years as a medical social worker at a large metropolitan hospital. Kim holds a B.A. degree in Psychology from the University of Kansas, an M.S.S.W. from the University of Texas, and a J.D. from the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Law.