Kimberly Hines Hart
Joined Rippel: 2014
As corporate counsel for The Rippel Foundation, Kimberly Hines Hart is responsible for all legal matters for the Foundation and ReThink Health. This includes negotiating and managing contracts, providing guidance on intellectual property, data privacy, and other issues, as well as advising the strategy and management team on legal risks.
Since joining Rippel, Kim has been integral in bringing awareness of different legal risks to the strategy and management team, and implementing infrastructures to manage and minimize those risks. Kim spent six years as a litigation associate with McCarter & English in Newark after clerking for the Hon. Herbert Friend in the Superior Court of New Jersey. Post 9/11 when tensions were high, Kim argued and won an international parenting time issue at the New Jersey Appellate Division on behalf of her client who wished to exercise his visitation rights in the Middle East (see Abouzahr v. Matera Abouzahr).
For more than five years, Kim served on the board of trustees, including as co-president, for her children’s schools. She holds a JD from Wake Forest School of Law and bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Journalism from Boston University.
Kim is an active volunteer in her community. She is also an amateur photographer who always has a camera with her, even if it’s just her iPhone, and whose work has recently been exhibited in three galleries.