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Foreign Attorney

Jinhee KIM

Ms. Jinhee Kim heads the Global Dispute Resolution Team at Jipyong LLC. She specializes in cross-border dispute resolution, international arbitration, and antitrust litigation.

Ms. Kim advises Korean and multinational corporations in complex multi-jurisdiction disputes across Asia, the Americas, Europe, and Africa. She regularly appears before arbitral tribunals of the ICC, SIAC, HKIAC, and KCAB, and before federal and state courts of California.

Ms. Kim received her J.D. degree from U.C. Berkeley School of Law and started her legal career in California at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae and Paul Hastings. She became in-house counsel at LG Display’s Seoul headquarters and oversaw global litigation for 7 years before joining Jipyong in 2016. Prior to legal practice, Ms. Kim was a TV journalist for 5 years and a United Nations associate expert in sustainable development.

Based on her diverse experience as in-house and outside counsel with multi-disciplinary and multi-lingual training, Ms. Kim delivers the highest legal caliber and innovative practical solutions to her clients. Ms. Kim is best recognized by peers as a fierce advocate and a first-rate negotiator.

Education Close

  • 2005U.C. Berkeley School of Law (J.D.)
  • 2000Seoul National University, Graduate School of International Studies (M.A.)
  • 1995Seoul National University, School of Social Welfare (B.A.)

Experience Close

  • 2016-PresentHead of Global Dispute Resolution Practice, JIPYONG LLC
  • 2021-PresentMember, Seoul IDRC Steering Committee
  • 2018-PresentMember, KCAB Next Steering Committee
  • 2018-PresentInternational Arbitrator, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board
  • 2009-2016Lead Litigation Counsel, LG DISPLAY CO. LTD. (Seoul, Korea)
  • 2006-2009Associate Attorney, PAUL, HASTINGS, JANOFSKY & WALKER, LLP
    (Orange County, CA)
  • 2005-2006Associate Attorney, LEBOEUF, LAMB, GREENE & MACRAE, LLP
    (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1999-2001Associate Expert, Department of Economic & Social Affairs,
    UNITED NATIONS SECRETARIAT (New York, NY)
  • 1996-1999Reporter / Director, ARIRANG TV (Seoul, Korea)
  • 1995-1996Producer, KOREAN CHRISTIAN TELEVISION SYSTEM (Seoul, Korea)

Notable Achievements Close

  • Represented a Korean construction and engineering conglomerate in an ICC construction arbitration brought by a multinational subcontractor; claims were voluntarily withdrawn after nearly three years of adversarial proceedings
  • Represented a European based US company in a KCAB arbitration based on US-Korea FTA
  • Represented a Korean assent management company in a lawsuit against California resident before the Central District Court of California; case was successfully settled after court mediation
  • Represented a domestic trading in a successful KCAB arbitration against an Eastern European company
  • Represented a domestic medical device manufacturer in a successful HKIAC arbitration against a Chinese importer
  • Represented a Korean conglomerate in a contract dispute ICC arbitration against a Taiwanese company
  • Represented a domestic bio exporter in a KCAB arbitration against a Nigerian company; obtained recognition and enforcement of the arbitral award in Kenya
  • Represented a California corporation in a successful lawsuit against Korean company before the Central District Court of California

Honors and Recognitions Close

   

News & Activities Close

  • 2019Speaker for 2019 IBA Young Lawyers’ Committee Training Event
    “The Fundamentals of International Legal Business Practice”
  • 2019Legal Times’ Special Report on Leading Lawyers 2019 in International Arbitration
  • 2019JIPYONG LLC’s Global Dispute Resolution Practice (Korea Economic Daily)
  • 2019Speaker at ABA Section of International Law 2019 Annual Conference on “The U.S. Supreme Court Says ‘No’ to China: Lessons Learned from the Vitamin C Case and the Implications for Cross-Border Litigation”
  • 2018English Writing and Global Perspective Lecture Series
  • 2017ABC’s of International Dispute Management
  • 2017Panelist for 2017 Seoul IDRC Seminar on “Dispute Resolution and Governing Law Clause for Companies in Korea”
  • 2016Jipyong Academy Lecture “In-house Insight” (Jipyong)
  • 2016Seminars on Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act
  • 2016Seminars on Defending Antitrust Class and Individual Actions
  • 2016Jipyong’s 9 overseas offices in China and Myanmar, etc. with expertise in construction disputes (Maeil Business Newspaper)

Admissions/Qualifications Close

  • 2019Foreign Legal Consultant License by Korean Ministry of Justice
  • 2005Admitted in California

Languages Close

English / Korean