Antony P. Kim

Antony (Tony) Kim,

a partner in the Washington, D.C., office, is a member of the Antitrust & Competition practice group, and co-chairs the firm's Data Privacy & Security team, which is nationally ranked by The Legal 500 for "high-level practical experience and understanding of the law" in cybercrime matters.

In 2014, the International Law Office (ILO) and Lexology awarded Tony the exclusive Client Choice award in Competition for the District of Columbia and United States region based on a survey of over 2,000 senior in-house counsel. The National Law Journal named Tony to its 2014 list of D.C. Rising Stars, a 40-under-40 group of "game changing" private, government and public interest attorneys who practice in our nation's capital.

Tony represents clients in investigations before federal and state regulators, and in private actions and counseling engagements across a broad array of antitrust & competition matters, and consumer-facing matters focused on data privacy, data security & breach response, and sales & marketing. His clients are engaged in diverse industries, such as chemicals, transportation, medical devices, media and newspapers, clothing and fashion, financial services, software and hardware, and a variety of online and mobile platforms.

Tony's Antitrust & Competition experience includes the following:

Mergers & Acquisitions. Tony has led or co-led the defense in merger investigations before the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division and U.S. Federal Trade Commission, on behalf of clients such as Elance(online freelancer platforms), Crane Co. (unattended payment systems), Instagram (mobile photo-sharing app), BASF (specialty chemicals), INEOS Group (styrenics plastics), NOVA Chemicals (styrenics plastics), Exxaro Resources (mineral sands), CoorsTek (alumina wear tiles) and New Times Media (alternative newsweeklies).
Criminal Cartels. Tony has extensive experience conducting internal investigations, complying with grand jury subpoenas and requests for information, and defending companies in criminal cartel proceedings before the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, including investigations involving the Parcel Tankers, DRAM, Air Cargo, Auto Lighting, Capacitors and Hoses industries.
Civil Litigation. Tony has litigated numerous antitrust actions and claims, including at the intersection of intellectual property and antitrust, on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants in state, federal and arbitration proceedings. His clients have included DHL (as “opt-out” plaintiff in the Air Cargo price-fixing class actions), Microsoft (as defendant in an ITC proceeding involving the “patent misuse” defense), Whole Foods Market (as plaintiff in a multi-prong strategy in response to the FTC’s post-consummation challenge to the Wild Oats acquisition), Halcor S.A. (as defendant in a federal price-fixing class action), SF Weekly (as defendant in a California state predatory-pricing action) and Foundry Networks (as antitrust counter-claimant in a case involving alleged abuses in the standard-setting context).

Tony's experience in Data Privacy & Security matters includes the following:

Data/Security Breach Response. Tony has led internal forensic investigations, responses to regulatory enforcement actions, security assessments and remediation, and civil defense strategies in dozens of large scale cyber-attacks and security breaches involving tens-of-millions of compromised records and IP/trade secrets, on behalf of both private and public companies.
Privacy/Sales & Marketing. Tony has worked with brick-and-mortar and online companies across many industries to design and develop effective privacy disclosures, privacy-by-design processes, enterprise-wide privacy and data security programs, online and offline marketing strategies, and a host of other data-handling compliance mechanisms and policies.
Regulatory Investigations. Tony has defended clients in dozens of federal and state regulatory investigations, including a national mobility device maker in investigations by the FTC, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington attorneys general into practices under the Telemarketing Sales Rules (TSR), the Do-Not-Call Rules (DNC), and state analogs; a social gaming network in an investigation by the FTC implicating information protected by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA); and a national mortgage company in an investigation by the FTC involving data protected by the Gramm Leach Bliley Act (GLBA) and Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
Class-Action Litigation. Tony has led or co-led the defense in numerous consumer class actions, including in the Northern District of Illinois and Southern District of Florida on behalf of online service providers against claims under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) for SMS-text message marketing; in the Southern District of Florida on behalf of a high fashion boutique against claims under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) for allegedly non-compliant, point-of-sale receipts; in four federal and three state class actions on behalf of a national merchant credit card provider against alleged violations of the Credit Repair Organizations Act (CROA); and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) provisions on “firm offers” of credit.

Before joining Orrick, Tony was a member of the litigation and antitrust practice groups at White & Case LLP in Washington, D.C. Prior to law school, he worked in Philadelphia as an asset-investment consultant for corporate defined-benefit and 401(k) portfolios.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Antitrust & Competition, 2) Counseling & Compliance (Antitrust), 3) Commercial Litigation, 4) Global Investigations, 5) Mergers & Acquisitions (Antitrust), 6) Mergers & Acquisitions Litigation, 7) Privacy and 8) Data Security & Internet Safety
Law School J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2003
Admitted Year 1998
Education B.A., cum laude, Program in Ethics, Politics & Economics, Yale University, 1998
Bar Member / Association New York State Bar Association,District of Columbia Bar Association,American Bar Association, Antitrust Section
Most recent firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
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