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Tuesday, April 12, 2016


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Steve Kim Named U.S. Magistrate Judge for Central District of California


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Steve Kim, previously regional managing director of Stroz Friedberg, LLC, was formally appointed and sworn in yesterday as U.S. magistrate judge for the Central District of California.

In a press release, the court said Kim would sit in Los Angeles. He succeeds Judge Carla M. Woehrle, who retired.

At Stroz Friedberg, an international firm that he joined in 2007, Kim was in charge of three West Coast offices, in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle. The firm describes itself as “a global leader in investigations, intelligence and risk management” on its website.

The court said in its release:

“Specializing in law and technology, Judge Kim counseled law firms, government agencies, and corporations on cybersecurity, data privacy, digital forensics and electronic discovery. He led and managed hundreds of matters involving trade secret litigation, internal corporate or forensics investigations, government subpoenas and search warrants, and data breach responses and notifications. Judge Kim advised lawyers, executives and corporate boards on information governance, digital risk assessments, incident response, and cybersecurity compliance.”

Prior to working at Stroz Friedberg, Kim served as an assistant U.S. attorney in Los Angeles, working at various times in the Cyber and Intellectual Property Crimes, Criminal Appeals, Narcotics and General Crimes and Complaints sections of the Criminal Division.

Before joining that office, Kim was a civil litigator handling complex litigation and appeals at Munger, Tolles & Olson, LLP.

Kim is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and Georgetown University Law Center, and a former clerk to Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge—now Chief Judge—Sidney R. Thomas and U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson of the Central District of California.


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