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 labor and employment law matters and issues. A significant portion of his practice is devoted to defending employers in complex class action litigation and representing employers in union-related matters. In addition, he 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
- "Expanding Independent Contractors in California: New Law Awaits Governor’s Signature," September 3, 2020
- "Unemployment Insurance Benefits: A COVID-19 Update for California Employers," April 10, 2020
- "Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order Easing Restrictions on Commercial Drivers During COVID-19 Outbreak," March 18, 2020
- "It’s Official: Newsom Expands The Definition of “Employee” Under California Law," September 19, 2019
- "Three Major Workplace Bills to Land on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Desk," September 12, 2019
- "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 Law School, 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