Our Attorneys

Edward Kim

Edward Kim is a Partner at Gordinier, Kang & Kim. His practice focuses on complex business and securities litigation matters in federal and state courts, including securities class actions, shareholder derivative claims, and partnership disputes. Edward has extensive experience representing shareholders and partners of companies involving claims of breach of fiduciary duties, fraud and self-dealing by the officers, directors and managing partners of corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies. Edward is an experienced trial attorney who has successfully tried numerous cases to a final judgment or award and has obtained individual jury verdicts in excess of $150 million dollars, including punitive damage awards in excess of $10 million.

Edward also has extensive experience representing and advising broker-dealers and other financial institutions in disputes involving the distribution and sale of securities, and he has successfully tried and defended claims of securities fraud, misrepresentation, unauthorized trading, improper supervision and improper sales practices.


  • Obtained judgment for $167 million, including an award of $10 million in punitive damages, resulting from jury verdict in shareholder action against former officers and directors of company for breaching fiduciary duties owed to the company and its shareholders.
  • Obtained arbitration award and judgment in excess of $5 million, including $1 million in punitive damages, against managing partner for breaching fiduciary duties owed to the partnership.
  • Obtained an award of punitive damages for 200% of compensatory damages against managing member of limited liability company for self-dealing, fraud and breach of fiduciary duties.
  • Won numerous NASD and FINRA arbitrations and obtained the complete dismissal of all claims with prejudice for major broker dealer involving allegations of fraud, unauthorized trading, churning, and unsuitable investment recommendations.
  • Successfully defended biotechnology company and obtained complete dismissal of shareholder derivative action asserting claims of mismanagement and corporate waste.
  • Successfully defended major accounting firm in securities class action filed in California Superior Court. Obtained the dismissal of all claims and approval of class settlement with no monetary contribution from accounting firm.



Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP, 2014-2019
Partner, Bingham McCutchen LLP, 2006-2014
Associate and Partner, Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, 1999-2006
Associate, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, 1997-1999

Bar Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California


Juris Doctorate, 1997

Bachelor of Arts, 1993



Federal Bar Association, Orange County Chapter
Orange County Bar Association

Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Orange County Chapter
Orange County Korean American Bar Association