Andrew F. Kim is a trial lawyer and civil litigator whose practice focuses on general business and commercial disputes of all kinds. Kim counsels clients in all phases of pre-litigation and litigation matters with particular experience in large, complex business and other disputes, including breach of contract, business tort and intellectual property matters, like copyright and trademark infringement, federal and state unfair competition, idea submission, misappropriation of trade secrets, as well as actions pertaining to alleged governmental abuse of power.
Kim has represented companies and individuals engaged in a wide array of business pursuits, including banks, manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, designers, retailers, shipping companies, lenders, borrowers, investors, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, realtors, athletes, sports agents and agencies, physicians, health care clinics, consumers and non-profit organizations.
In the entertainment context, Kim has represented studios, 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 also has extensive experience developing and administering international anti-piracy enforcement programs for intellectual property rights holders such as apparel manufacturers. He has obtained highly favorable settlements and multi-million dollar judgments in multiple jurisdictions against Internet-based and “brick and mortar” trademark counterfeiters, gray goods marketers and copyright infringers.
Kim has participated as lead trial counsel, on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants alike, in state and federal trials and dispute resolution procedures of all types, including under the auspices of all major arbitral organizations, the entertainment industry guilds, various entertainment trade organizations (e.g., IFTA), the NFLPA and before the California Labor Commissioner.