Our People

– Editor In Chief

is Founder and President of First Capitol Consulting, Inc.

Robert Sheen

Robert Sheen

First Capitol provides companies with advice on tax incentives, tax credits and other complex tax and regulatory matters. Within five years of its founding in 1999, First Capitol was the largest firm of its kind in California, representing over 3,000 Fortune 100 to middle-market companies.

Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, First Capitol has assisted companies with ACA compliance while minimizing healthcare costs for both employers and employees.

is a graduate of the University of Southern California, in Business Administration with an emphasis in International Finance. He earned his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, concentrating in Tax Law.

He began his career at the public accounting firm KPMG, then joined BDO USA. He is Founder, Organizer, Vice Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Asset-Liability Committee of US Metro Bank; a trustee of the USC Pacific Asia Museum; a member of the national advisory board of Asian Americans Advancing Justice; a former board member of Rock The Vote, a former president of the Korean American Bar Association and a member of The Breakfast Club. In 2003 he was named one of “The Men of LA” by The Women’s Foundation.

Joanna Kim-Brunetti – Executive Editor

Joanna Kim

Joanna Kim

is General Counsel and Director of Regulatory Affairs for First Capitol Consulting, Inc. She oversees the firm’s Affordable Care Act practice, with particular focus on employer compliance issues.

Prior to joining First Capitol, Joanna was a partner with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, a leading international law firm.

has 18 years of experience advising clients on a wide range of regulatory, employment, tax, intellectual property, and other business issues.

She is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, with a degree in chemical engineering, and earned her law degree, with honors, at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.

She is a former President and current Board Member of the Korean American Bar Association, a Subcommittee Chair of the American Bar Association and a Judge Pro Tem of the Los Angeles Superior Court.

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