Song Kim is a Staff Attorney heading the Anti-Trafficking Initiative at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), where she represents victims and survivors of forced labor and other types of trafficking. She represents individuals on their applications for immigration relief to aid survivors find stability and rebuild their lives, and in federal civil litigation to ensure access to compensation and justice. Song, along with her co-counsel, received Public Justice’s Trial Lawyer of the Year Award for her work in David v. Signal, a precedent-setting case involving the trafficking of Indian workers to the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina.
Song works closely with community and faith-based organizations to provide trainings and technical assistance, and provides legal consultations through free legal clinics for immigrant communities throughout the New York metropolitan area. She is a Steering Committee member of the New York Anti-Trafficking Network, and a member of the Brooklyn Human Trafficking Task Force and the Freedom Network. She is an Issues Committee Co-Chair for the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY). Song received her J.D. from New York University School of Law, and her B.A. in Sociology from the University of Southern California. She is a former Kirkland and Ellis New York City Public Service Fellow.