Seth Kim

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

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Rockefeller Plaza
New York 10111 NY US

Seth (Byoung Soo) Kim is a partner in the Finance and Bankruptcy Practice Group in the firm’s Seoul and New York offices. He is also the Representative, Foreign Legal Consultant (U.S.A.) for the Seoul office.

Mr. Kim, a native Korean speaker, is a business lawyer who serves as an advisor to Korean and other Asian companies, as well as U.S. companies doing business in Korea, on a broad array of legal issues. Drawing on the expertise of Sheppard Mullin lawyers across multiple practices and geographies, Mr. Kim has experience representing clients in the following areas:

  • Dispute Resolution – Litigation in U.S. Courts in patent litigation, employment litigation and other complex matters
  • International Arbitration – International dispute resolution (including international arbitration and litigation) and counseling involving contruction defects, extra work claims, changed conditions claims, delay, acceleration and disruption claims, defective work claims, surety bond claims, and professional liability of architects and engineers.
  • Banking Law – Federal, New York and California bank regulatory matters; bank acquisitions
  • Bankruptcy Law – Corporate reorganization and restructuring; domestic and cross-border insolvencies; creditors’ rights; distressed acquisitions
  • Corporate and Securities Law – SEC filings; exchange listing rules; public offerings; private equity financings; proxy solicitations; broker-dealer matters; investment advisor matters; corporate governance; mergers and acquisitions; joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • Entertainment Law – Development, production, acquisition and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, music videos, video games and other content; production financing; recording, soundtrack, and music publishing deals; videogame development and publishing arrangements; sports and other live events; fashion, apparel and beauty matters
  • Intellectual Property – Licensing and other intellectual property matters


  • J.D., George Washington University, 1998, Order of the Coif
  • Master in Professional Accounting, The University of Texas, Austin, 1994
  • Bachelor of Economics, Seoul National University, 1989


  • California
  • Illinois
  • New York


  • Member, the Korean Ministry of Justice International Investment and Intellectual Property Advisory Board
  • Member, Korean Bar Association – Disciplinary Committee for Foreign Legal Consultants
  • Member, Korea Corporate Legal Affairs Association
  • Member, American Chamber of Commerce in Korea (AMCHAM Korea)
  • Member, the Korea Creative Contents Agency – Global Contents Center Advisory Board
  • Member, The Korea Association of Sports and Entertainment


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