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Tina Kim is an associate in the Firm’s Infrastructure Group. Her practice encompasses procurement and contracting for large infrastructure projects, project financing and regulatory and compliance matters.

While in law school, Tina served as the Editor-in-Chief for Law for Business and was published in Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal. She was a teaching assistant for George Lefcoe in Real Estate Law and Business. She also served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Julia W. Brand of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California. While in undergraduate school, she minored and researched in UCLA’s Urban Planning Department.

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California High-Speed Rail Authority. Member of the legal team advising on key elements of the high-speed train system connecting the state’s major urban centers. Among many assignments, Nossaman assisted in drafting procurement and contract documents and overseeing the award of a nearly $1 billion design-build contract to a Tutor Perini/Zachry/Parsons joint venture for the first 29-mile civil works section between Madera and Fresno. Nossaman is also advising the Authority regarding administration of the 22-mile design-build contract with a special-purpose entity of Ferrovial Agroman US Corp between one mile north of the Tulare/Kern County Line and Poplar Avenue and procurement of track and systems using a performance-based design-build-maintain delivery method. We have also assisted the Authority on a wide range of other legal issues, including organizational conflicts of interest and federal and state environmental permitting.

Arizona Department of Transportation - I-17 Flex Lanes Project. Member of the legal team advising the Arizona Department of Transportation on this estimated $320 million project to add lanes along 23 miles of I-17 between Anthem Way and Sunset Point. ADOT will deliver the project under its public-private partnership procurement statute, and may procure a design-build-operate-maintain contract. Construction is scheduled to begin by 2021 and be completed in 2023. The improvements to I-17 north of Phoenix are one of the state's transportation priorities because that area regularly experiences heavy congestion due to increased weekend traffic and traffic incidents. Flex lanes along 8 miles of I-17 north of Black Canyon City will operate as a separate two-lane facility to carry one direction of traffic at any one time depending on need, with movable gates at both ends to control access. The flex lanes will carry heavier northbound I-17 traffic during weekdays and Saturday and southbound traffic on a Sunday. They also could provide extra lanes in one direction if an incident closes the regular I-17 lanes in the area between Black Canyon City and Sunset Point. The project has an estimated $320 million capital cost.

Arizona Department of Transportation - Traffic Operations Center Management Project. Member of the legal team advising on the procurement for the management and operation of the ADOT Traffic Operations Center (TOC) through a public-private partnership. The project aims to privatize TOC operations and implement the most effective and efficient Traffic Incident Management safety strategies, which serve to quickly clear freeway and highway lanes at collision sites and reduce secondary collisions. The project involves procuring a private partner for the management and supervision of TOC staffing to maximize roadway throughput, reliability and efficiency and for all phases of TOC operation and technology innovation and adoption, staffing optimization strategies, staff recruiting and retention, and other operational areas.

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