Aileen H.Kim


Irvine + 1.949.553.7554

Aileen Kim represents and advises clients across various industries in class and representative actions, as well as single plaintiff labor and employment matters, including related trade secret cases. She has broad experience tackling all phases of arbitration and litigation, including pleadings and demands for arbitration, motion practice, discovery, and trial.

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

Aileen also maintains an active pro bono practice, which focuses on immigration, criminal law, and social security disability appeals. More notably, Aileen briefed and argued an appeal before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 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