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Joseph Kim

Joseph Kim defends employers by litigating federal and state work law issues.

His experience includes wage-and-hour class actions, representative claims under the California Private Attorney General Act (PAGA), the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), and individual claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination.

Joseph also assists with advice and counsel in a variety of areas including internal investigations, personnel policies, and the protection of intellectual property. 
Areas of FocusEmployment
Bar admissionsCalifornia
  • J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School
  • B.S., Human Resource Management, La Sierra University
  • Korean

Pro Bono

Joseph is active in pro bono efforts to improve conditions of confinement in correctional facilities, as well as assisting non-profit organizations with employment law compliance.

Publications and media


Prior Experience

Joseph was a 2022 Summer Associate at DLA Piper and joined DLA following his graduation from the University of Notre Dame Law School. While in law school, Joseph was a student mediator, helping domestic disputes reach amicable resolutions. Joseph also authored over 30 web articles and other content for a high traffic website dedicated to the intersection of lawyers and personal finance. Joseph also served on the board of the National Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (NAPALSA) as a Regional Director, helping to build a stronger student connection to the legal profession’s AAPI community.