Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP attorney Miriam Kim has been named one of the “Best Lawyers Under 40” by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA). The award recognizes individuals in the Asian Pacific American (APA) legal community under the age of 40 who have achieved prominence and distinction in their respective fields and shown a strong commitment to the community.
Ms. Kim was nominated by the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA), where she is secretary of the board and president of the AABA Law Foundation. Her nomination was bolstered by letters of support from colleagues, mentees and various diversity organizations.
Ms. Kim’s unique path to success and commitment to the APA community earned her this recognition by NAPABA. She built a successful practice handling complex litigation for high-profile clients such as Intel and Applied Materials and became a partner at Munger Tolles while working a reduced-hours schedule and raising two young sons. As the granddaughter of a pastor who was persecuted in North Korea, Ms. Kim was raised with a strong sense of faith and social justice. She is an advocate for the APA community and has an active pro bono practice representing victims of sexual abuse.
NAPABA will present the award at its 26th annual convention in Scottsdale, Arizona in November.
Ms. Kim is a litigator in the San Francisco office of Munger Tolles. Her practice focuses on complex civil litigation, intellectual property matters and internal investigations for high technology companies, particularly in the semiconductor and software industries.