Seongsoo KIM

Partner, Bae Kim & Lee LLC 


Seongsoo Kim leads Labor & Employment group at BKL, providing many multinationals and leading Korean industrial and financial groups at trial, a wide spectrum of claims, such as corporate wrongdoing, environmental claims, automotive defects, and trade secret violations support to BKL’s businesses. Before joining BKL, where he leads our labor dispute resolution work, he served as a judge for 19 years, rising to Presiding Judge of the Seoul Central District Court in 2015. Seongsoo Kim earned him LL.B degree at Seoul National University, a Visiting Scholar at the University of Michigan Law School. Seongsoo Kim is licensed to practice in Korea. He is noted for his public sector work on refugee legal issues, serving on the Refugee Recognition Committee (Ministry of Justice) in 2009-2014 and as Asia Pacific vice president for the International Association of Refugee Law Judges in 2016.