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Benjamin J. Kim

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Biography

Benjamin J. Kim is a partner in our Los Angeles office and a member of our Labor & Employment and Class Actions groups. He represents employers in a range of employment and labor matters, including those involving alleged wage and hour violations, workplace safety and health violations (“OSHA”), employment discrimination, workplace harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and disability accommodation. These matters include litigation in both California state and federal courts, and they involve single and multi-plaintiff lawsuits, as well as a wide range of class actions.

Ben also counsels and represents companies and nonprofit organizations in actions and investigations brought by various state and federal agencies, such as the California Department of Industrial Relations (including the Division of Occupational Safety and Health and the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement), the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the U.S. Department of Labor (including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Mine Safety and Health Administration).

In addition to litigating cases, Ben provides advice on various labor and employment issues as well as training for employers on a variety of topics, including sexual harassment prevention, workplace safety and health issues, and wage and hour compliance.

Memberships

  • American Bar Association 
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association 
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association 
  • Korean American Bar Association

Community Activities

  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Orange County Executive Advisory Council
  • Asian Rehabilitation Service, Advisory Board Member
  • Berkeley Korean-American Alumni Association, President

Education

Benjamin received his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law at Boalt Hall. He received his B.A., summa cum laude, in journalism and political science from the University of Arizona.

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • State Courts of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California 
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California