Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Seong Kim is a partner in the Intellectual Property and Litigation Practice Groups in the firm's Los Angeles (Century City) office. He also spends considerable time in the firm’s Seoul office.
Seong is known for his exceptional winning record at trials and arbitrations, having obtained judgments and settlements totaling hundreds of million dollars. Some of the largest companies around the world turn to Seong to protect their interests.
Chambers and Partners recognized Seong for his "strong track record" and "creative legal solutions", in connection with his representation of a wide "range of US, Latin American and East Asian clients in major litigation matters," and particularly noted his "efficiency, technical ability and negotiation skills." Legal 500 noted that Seong is "renowned for his skill and effectiveness." IAM Patent 1000 recognized Seong for "his sharpened trial skills, impressive match stats and ebullient client reviews," stating: "He is extremely efficient and resolves matters quickly, but always with an eye on quality. He provides a very high level of service." They also observed that Seong "always has his clients’ best interests in mind."
Seong is an Adjunct Professor at University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, and University of California, Irvine, School of Law, where he teaches Advanced Trial Techniques. He also has lectured at trial technique seminars for various lawyer/bar associations in the United States, Asia and Latin America.
Seong is a contributing author of the Treatise, "Trade Secret Litigation and Protection in California," published by the Intellectual Property Section of the California State Bar, as well as the recent supplement on the Defend Trade Secrets Act. He is also a member of the California State Bar's Continuing Education of the Bar, Real Property Advisory Committee.
Seong has been featured as a "Minority Power Broker" by Law360. and quoted in various publications including the Daily Journal, the Los Angeles Business Journal, and the Los Angeles Times.