ABOUT US

Trial lawyers. Civil Litigators. Counselors.

Andrew F. Kim and Rebecca J. Riley are trial lawyers focusing on general business and entertainment litigation, commercial disputes and criminal defense. Combined, they have served as lead counsel in over 100 jury trials to verdict and have more than 60 years of experience practicing law. In 2019, they made the list of Top 50 Jury Commercial Litigation Verdicts in the United States, obtaining as co-lead counsel the 46th highest commercial litigation verdict in the United States (state and federal court) and the 3rd highest breach of fiduciary duty verdict in California in Brees v. Moradi. Kim and Riley have wide ranging experience representing and protecting high net worth individuals, celebrities, and athletes in all aspects of their business and personal lives.


They counsel clients in all phases of pre-litigation and litigation with extensive experience in large, complex business disputes as well as day to day business and personal issues.  In addition to litigating in state and federal courts throughout California, they have conducted arbitrations before a multitude tribunals including the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA),  major arbital organizations, entertainment industry guilds (e.g. WGA, SAG, DGA), various entertainment trade organizations (e.g. IFTA) and the California Labor Commissioner.

 

Kim and Riley have represented companies and individuals (defendants and plaintiffs) engaged in a wide array of business pursuits, including professional athletes, sports agents, banks, manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, designers, retailers, shipping companies, lenders, borrowers, investors, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, realtors, physicians, health care clinics, consumers and non-profit organizations. In the entertainment context, Kim has represented production companies, television networks, producers, “show runners,” domestic and international distributors and sales agents, directors, writers, actors, singers, composers, talent agents and talent and business managers, among many others.

 

Kim Riley has extensive experience developing and administering international anti-piracy enforcement programs for intellectual property rights holders such as apparel manufacturers. Kim has obtained highly favorable settlements and multimillion dollar judgments in multiple jurisdictions against Internet-based and “brick and mortar” trademark counterfeiters, gray goods marketers and copyright infringers. Kim Riley also has extensive experience in accounting, vertical integration suits, defamation actions, restraining orders, rights of privacy, profit participation and other accounting disputes, intellectual property matters – such as misappropriation of trademark, copyright, idea submission, Lanham Act, and credit claims.

 

Additional representative matters include breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, business torts, extortion, “revenge porn,” federal and state unfair competition and actions pertaining to alleged governmental abuse of power.  Kim Riley has also protected clients and helped them achieve their aims in numerous private matters and achieved recovery of more than $50 million in verdicts and settlements.

OUR ATTORNEYS

  Andrew Kim  

Attorney

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Board Memberships

  • MOTI Sports
    Board Member
    Feb 2011 – Present

  • Center for Civic Mediation
    Board Member
    Jan 2000-Oct 2011
    Board President
    2009-2011

Education

  • Boston University School of Law, J.D. – 1991

  • Brown University, B.A. – 1987

  • Phillips Exeter Academy, Diploma – 1987

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of California

  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

  • Central District of California

  • Eastern District of California

  • Northern District of California

  • Southern District of California

  • United States Supreme Court

Andrew Kim is a highly experienced advocate, litigator, trial lawyer and counselor. He has wide ranging substantive legal knowledge and mastery of procedural rules from multiple fora throughout the country.
Kim has tried cases in state and federal courts, arbitrations and grievances of all kinds. For nearly thirty years, clients have brought their most important matters to Kim. 

 

In 2019, Kim made the list of Top 50 Jury Commercial Litigation Verdicts in the United States, obtaining as co-lead counsel the 46th highest commercial litigation verdict in the United States (state and federal court) and the 3rd highest breach of fiduciary duty verdict in California in Brees v. Moradi.

Experience

 

Legal:

  • Plonsker Law LLP
    Partner
    May 2013 – Nov 2013

  • Michelman & Robinson, LLP
    Partner
    Feb 2011 – May 2013

  • Blank Rome LLP
    Partner
    Feb 2009 – Feb 2011

  • Dreier Stein Kahan Browne Woods George, LLP
    Partner
    Jan 2007 – Feb 2009

  • Alschuler Grossman Stein & Kahan, LLP
    Partner
    Jan 2001 – Dec 2006

  • Rosenfeld Meyer & Susman, LLP
    Associate
    Apr 1996 – Dec 2000

  • Warner Bros.
    Litigation Counsel
    Jan 1995 – Mar 1996

  • Hill Wynne Troop & Meisinger
    Associate
    Hill Wynne Troop & Meisinger
    Sep 1991 – Jan 1995

  Rebecca J. Riley  

Attorney

Rebecca J. Riley is a highly experienced advocate, litigator, trial lawyer and counselor. She has wide ranging substantive legal knowledge and mastery of procedural rules from multiple fora throughout the country. She has achieved not guilty verdicts and dismissals for clients facing murder charges as well as numerous other offenses carrying possible life imprisonment, and has obtained highly favorable results in numerous civil matters. Riley has tried cases in state and federal courts, arbitrations and grievances of all kinds. For more than thirty years, clients have brought their most important matters to her.

In 2019, Riley made the list of Top 50 Jury Commercial Litigation Verdicts in the United States, obtaining as co-lead counsel the 46th highest commercial litigation verdict in the United States (state and federal court) and the 3rd highest breach of fiduciary duty verdict in California in Brees v. Moradi.

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Experience

 

Legal:

  • Law Office of Rebecca J. Riley

  • Principal

  • August 2000 – July 2014

 

Law Office of Leo Terrell

  • Associate

  • March 2001 to September 2001

 

Los Angeles County Public Defender Office

  • Deputy Public Defender

  • July 1989 to August 2000

 

Hastings College of the Law, University of California

  • Legal Education Opportunity Program Fellowship              

  • August 1992 to May 1994

 

Atkins and Evans

  • Associate

  • December 1988 to July 1989

 

California Supreme Court

  • Extern Honorable Justice Alan Broussard

  • January 1988 – May 1988

Education

  • Hastings College of the Law, University of California JD 1988

  • Duke University BS – Civil Engineering

 

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of California

  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

  • Central District of California

  • Northern District of California