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 National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and various state and local laws, including wage and hour statutes, unfair competition law, California's Uniform Trade Secrets Act (CUTSA), and the 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 her 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.


  • 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