Timothy Kim is an associate in the Labor and Employment Practice Group in the firm's Los Angeles office.
Areas of Practice
Timothy specializes in advising and defending employers in nearly all aspects of labor and employment law. A significant portion of his practice is devoted to defending employers in complex class action litigation or representing employers in union-related matters. In addition, Timothy enjoys developing unique solutions for his employer-clients to limit litigation exposure without undermining business interests.
Prior to his tenure at Sheppard Mullin, Timothy worked at the Solicitor's Office of the U.S. Department of Labor and the Labor Bureau of the New York Attorney General's Office. Therein, he developed experience in complex FLSA, OSHA, and ERISA prosecutions.
Timothy graduated from Columbia Law School as a Harlan F. Stone Scholar, a Segal Education Award recipient, and a Finalist in the Honors Moot Court program, where he argued before Justice Samuel Alito of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Labor and Employment Law Blog Posts
- "The Future of Independent Contractors: Ninth Circuit Applies Dynamex Retroactively and the DLSE Issues Opinion Letter Expanding Its Scope," May 7, 2019
- "The Dynamex Decision: The California Supreme Court Restricts Use of Independent Contractors," May 1, 2018
- "It’s High Time to Update Your Marijuana Policies," April 20, 2018
- "Labor Relations Update: New NLRB General Counsel Nominee Poised to Undo Obama-Era Precedents," October 11, 2017
J.D., Columbia University, 2016, Harlan F. Stone Scholar
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 2012, cum laude
- Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor
- Labor Bureau, New York Attorney General’s Office