Hyongsoon R. Kim

Hyongsoon Kim focuses on business litigation matters, including contractual and business disputes, class action matters, corporate governance and shareholder disputes, securities litigation and bankruptcy litigation.
Practice & Background

Prior to joining Akin Gump, Mr. Kim clerked for the Honorable Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum in the Southern District of New York. Mr. Kim worked in Akin Gump’s New York office until 2007, when he joined Akin Gump’s Los Angeles office.

Mr. Kim received his B.A. magna cum laude from California State University in 1998 and his J.D. in 2001 from Columbia Law School. He is a member of the New York and California bars and is admitted to practice in all federal districts in California and New York.

Mr. Kim is the President-Elect of the Korean American Bar Association of Southern California. He also serves as a member of the board of directors of the Friends of the Los Angeles County Law Library.
Representative Matters

Mr. Kim’s recent engagements include representing:

several major grocery chains in a multi-million dollar putative class action lawsuit arising out of alleged food product mislabeling
a large telecommunications corporation in a multi-million dollar putative class action in connection with overtime, meal and rest break claims
various corporate clients in securities class action lawsuits, including for alleged violations of Section 10(b) of the 1934 Act and Sections 11 and 12(a) of the 1933 Act
the official committee of unsecured creditors of a failed bank holding company in a multi-million dollar derivative litigation against current and former directors and officers
a high-profile divorce law firm in a preference action brought by a bankruptcy trustee of payroll company
a real estate investment firm in litigation arising out of an assumption of sale-leaseback agreement concerning commercial and retail property
a clothing manufacturer/distributor in litigation with a Korea-based distributor.

Awards & Accolades

Southern California Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” (2014)

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Complex Commercial Litigation, 2) Global Investigations and Compliance, 3) Litigation, 4) Securities Enforcement and Litigation, 5) Pro Bono and 6) Human Rights and Refugees
Law School Columbia University School of Law, J.D., 2001
Admitted Year 1996
Education California State University, Los Angeles, B.A., 1998
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association, New York State Bar Association
Most recent firm Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP
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