Paul M. Kim focuses his practice on the resolution of complex commercial disputes in litigation and arbitration. He has successfully litigated a variety of high-stakes cases at the trial and appellate levels, involving securities, intellectual property, insurance and reinsurance, construction, and multinational commercial contracts.

    In addition to his state and federal practice, Paul has represented claimants in cases administered under the rules of the American Arbitration Association, the ICC International Court of Arbitration and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law. He has also appeared as pro bono counsel on behalf of respondents before the U.S. Immigration Court.

    Paul has been recognized in successive years on the Super Lawyers Rising Stars’ list for Business Litigation in New York.

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    • Representing a high-fashion trademark owner in anti-counterfeiting cases brought against major discount retailers in the US.
    • Representing a stakeholder in a claim arising from a US$160 million default under a mortgage securitization agreement for a Las Vegas resort and casino.
    • Representing a healthcare insurance company in claims arising under provider agreements for the provision of retail pharmacy services. 
    • Representing a manufacturer in an arbitration arising from the breach of a manufacturing services agreement for the creation of solar panel production lines in Mexico and Poland.
    • Representing a foreign trading company in a claim arising from the breach of a US$7 million purchase and sale agreement for US coking coal.
    • Representing an insurer in a US$1.3 million property damage claim resulting in a successful defense verdict after a two-week jury trial.


    • Fordham University, J.D.,

      Fordham Moot Court Board, staff member, Fordham International Law Journal

      , 2008
    • Rutgers University, B.A., summa cum laude, 2004


    • New York, 2009
    • New Jersey, 2006


    • U.S. Dist. Ct., Dist. of New Jersey
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., E. Dist. of New York
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., S. Dist. of New York

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • Dispute Resolution Section of the New York State Bar Association; the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.
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