Aileen H.Kim


Irvine + 1.949.553.7554

Aileen Kim represents and advises clients across various industries in multidistrict, class, collective, and representative actions, as well as single plaintiff labor and employment matters, including those arising under state wage and hour claims; claims of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation; and claims involving restrictive covenants. She has broad experience tackling all phases of arbitration and litigation, including pleadings, fact investigation, motion practice, depositions, written discovery, expert discovery, mediation, and trial.

Aileen's practice also involves complex cases arising under a number of federal and state statutes, including the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), California's Uniform Trade Secrets Act (CUTSA), California's Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), wage and hour statutes and regulations, and unfair competition law.

In addition to her litigation practice, Aileen counsels employers on their policies and practices to help them navigate California's employment laws. Aileen also advises on employment-related diligence on transactions of all sizes and across many borders.

Aileen also maintains an active pro bono practice focusing on immigration, criminal law, and social security disability appeals. More notably, Aileen briefed and argued an appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, ultimately achieving victory and allowing the client to maintain his civil lawsuit under the Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA). Before joining Jones Day, Aileen clerked for Judge Salvador Mendoza Jr. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington.

Aileen has served as chair and as a social co-chair for the Irvine Office's summer associate program.


  • Hookit sells company to Kore SoftwareJones Day advised Hookit in the sale of 100% of Hookit’s stock to KORE Software, a portfolio company of Serent Capital.
  • Asbury Automotive Group acquires Larry H. Miller Dealerships and Total Care Auto for $3.2 billionJones Day advised Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: ABG), one of the largest automotive retail and service companies in the U.S., in its acquisition of Larry H. Miller Dealerships, and Total Care Auto, Powered by Landcar for $3.2 billion.
  • ABM acquires Able Services for $830 millionJones Day advised ABM Industries Incorporated in the acquisition of Able Services, a leading facilities services company headquartered in San Francisco, in a cash transaction valued at $830 million.
  • BioMarin successfully resolves noncompete disputeJones Day filed a declaratory relief action on behalf of BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. to have the court determine if its employee's noncompete agreement was unenforceable.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • May 17, 2019
      Benton-Franklin County Bar Association's 13th Annual Federal Civil Trial Practice Seminar