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Kim Tung, Former LACBA Barrister President, Dies


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Kim Tung, a former president of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Barristers, has died at the age of 49.

He succumbed over the weekend.

His successor as president of LACBA’s young lawyers group, Gavin Wasserman, said yesterday:

“Kim and my wife attended high school together. Even as a high school student in San Marino, Kim was focused and driven, but with a kindness and joy rare in young high achievers with big goals.

“He knew even then that he wanted to practice law and he had a plan.”

Tung received a degree from the University of California’s Hastings College of Law. He served as president of the Barristers in 2005-06.

“A few years after serving as Barristers president,” Wasserman recounted, “he had the opportunity to practice law overseas in Shanghai, China.”

Tung was an associate in Troutman Sanders LLP in Shanhai for three years, then was counsel with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP in both its Shanghai and Silicon Valley offices, then served as senior director of Legal and Compliance–Asia for Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, working both in Asia and Los Angeles.

For the past period of nearly four years, he was associate general counsel for Broadcom Limited in San Jose.


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