Aileen H.Kim


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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 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 federal and state statutes, including California's Uniform Trade Secrets Act (CUTSA), California's Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 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 complex employment laws. Aileen also advises on employment-related diligence on transactions of all sizes and across many borders.

Aileen maintains an active pro bono practice. She successfully briefed and argued an appeal before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, ultimately securing victory and allowing the client to maintain his civil lawsuit that had been wrongly dismissed. Before joining Jones Day, Aileen clerked for Judge Salvador Mendoza Jr. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington; Judge Mendoza is now serving on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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


  • Sirius XM Radio and Pandora Media's summary judgment win in wage and hour PAGA matter upheld by 9th CircuitIn March 2024, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed Jones Day clients Sirius XM Radio Inc.’s and Pandora Media, LLC’s summary judgment win dismissing all claims in this putative class and PAGA representative wage and hour action.
  • Organon makes strategic investment in Claria MedicalJones Day advised Organon in the strategic investment in Claria Medical, Inc. a privately-held company developing an investigational medical device being studied for use during minimally invasive laparoscopic hysterectomy.
  • Applied Medical Distribution obtains favorable result following seven-week jury trialFollowing a seven-week jury trial, Jones Day assisted its client, Applied Medical Distribution Corporation, in securing a jury verdict that found misappropriation of trade secrets against a former high ranking executive of Applied as well as his new employer.
  • 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.
    • May 17, 2019
      Benton-Franklin County Bar Association's 13th Annual Federal Civil Trial Practice Seminar