Andrew J. Kim

Senior Associate

Los Angeles, San Francisco

Andrew Joonmin Kim advises technology companies ranging from start-ups to global market leaders in bet-the-company intellectual property trials and regulatory and criminal matters of utmost sensitivity.  

Andrew represents technology companies in high-stakes intellectual property litigation and criminal investigations.  Andrew also counsels clients regarding software licensing, competitive intelligence strategies, and risk management.

Andrew has substantial experience in all phases of litigation, including trial.  Clients rely on Andrew to take the lead on fact discovery, expert reports and discovery, damages analyses, motions in limine, and witness testimonies.  He has first-chaired depositions, managed document review teams, and briefed and prepared for pretrial hearings.

Andrew is actively involved in pro bono matters.  He recently first-chaired a federal trial to verdict in a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 police brutality matter, and represents an indigent high school student in connection with several pending state and federal legal proceedings.

While in law school, he served as an intern for the Organized Crime and Narcotics units of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and for the New York County District Attorney’s Office.  Prior to law school, he worked at Marsh Korea, Inc., in Seoul, South Korea.

Prior to joining Orrick, Andrew was associated with a major international law firm in New York.

  • Some of Andrew's recent engagements include:

    • Representation of Oracle in what has been called the "World Series of IP cases" relating to copyrighted Java code in the Android operating system.
    • Representation of Fortune 200 semiconductor company in a copyright and DMCA suit.
    • Defense of foreign automotive parts manufacturer in a patent infringement suit.
    • Defense of leading home automation company in a patent infringement suit.
    • Defense of global cosmetics company in a patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and false advertising suit.
    • Representation of domestic automotive parts manufacturer in trade secret misappropriation suits against key competitor.
    • Representation of founding executive of prominent technology company in multiple intellectual property and data privacy-related suits and investigative matters.
    • Representation of C-level executive of international electronics company in criminal proceedings.
    • Representation of employee of computer hardware manufacturing company in criminal proceedings.


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