Brooke Killian Kim is an associate in the global products liability practice of DLA Piper LLP. Her practice is focused primarily in the areas of products liability, mass tort and pharmaceutical litigation. Kim’s experience ranges from defending pharmaceutical manufacturers in several multidistrict litigations involving prescription medications, advising Fortune 50 companies regarding litigation risks attendant to acquiring various pharmaceutical technologies, obtaining a multimillion dollar arbitration award as second-chair in a 10-day arbitration, and defending an international transportation corporation in a mass tort litigation involving hundreds of coordinated claims.
Kim maintains an extensive pro bono practice. In 2011, research she performed with two other law firms was published by Appleseed. The report, titled “CHILDREN AT THE BORDER: THE SCREENING, PROTECTION AND REPATRIATION OF UNACCOMPANIED MEXICAN MINORS,” examines the application of the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act to Mexican unaccompanied minors at the U.S. border. Kim coordinated and participated in site visits to interview unaccompanied children on both sides of the U.S. - Mexico border. Kim is presently working with Casa Cornelia Law Center and the University of San Diego to present the findings of the report to the local community and to develop a working group of individuals dedicated to ascertaining the best practices for repatriating Mexican unaccompanied minors.
Kim also represents individuals seeking asylum in the United States through Casa Cornelia’s asylum program. In recent years, she has worked with and supervised more than 30 attorneys, law clerks and paralegals in the representation of 13 individuals seeking asylum in the United States from countries including Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Somalia and Ethiopia. She has personally represented clients fleeing persecution in trials before the United States Immigration Court.
As part of her pro bono practice, Kim has represented multiple clients in civil rights actions, including a man suffering from HIV who was denied necessary medications while falsely detained, and a student from a local university facing criminal charges. Kim has successfully tried two conservatorship cases on behalf of the County of San Diego.
Kim is a member of DLA Piper’s San Diego Recruiting Committee and actively mentors a number of younger associates in the firm and community. She has been elected by her peers to the executive committee of DLA Piper’s Firmwide Associate’s Committee.
Kim is an alumni member of the Welsh Inn of Court and an active volunteer for Casa Cornelia Law Center. She also works with Space 4 Art, a nonprofit organization aimed at supporting San Diego’s art community.
Kim received her bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from the University of California, San Diego in 2002. At UCSD, she majored in sociology and dance. In 2005, she received her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall), where she was a member of the Berkeley Journal of International Law and externed for the Honorable Irma E. Gonzales of the Southern District of California. Kim is admitted to practice in California and Florida.
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|Nominations Open:||September 14|
|Nominations Close:||October 26|
|Nominees Announced:||November 2|
|Finalists Notified:||November 4|
|Publication Date:||December 21|
Transcript reporter Doug Sherwin talks to Nadia P. Bermudez of the Brown Law Group LLP at the 2007 Young Attorneys reception.