Manatt provides seasoned testing companions in California to enhance its Nationwide Litigation Bench
THE ANGEL–(BUSINESS WIRE) – Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, a multidisciplinary, integrated services company, today announced that Naeun has joined Rim as a litigation partner in its Los Angeles office. A seasoned litigation attorney, Rim represents clients at the intersection of civil litigation and commercial defense in all industries central to Manatt’s national platform, including healthcare, financial services, entertainment and technology.
“Naeun will be a great addition to what our customers see as an established litigation powerhouse,” said Donna L. Wilson, CEO and Managing Partner of Manatt. “Whether virtual or in person, our litigators are regularly in court and deal with the most modern matters, which leads to an experience that extends across all levels of our law firm and is less and less valued by our clients. Naeun’s outstanding background compliments our already deep bank and will help the company build on its recent successes in complex litigation and bet-the-company litigation. ”
Rim was recently named by Chambers as an “emerging” attorney in their USA Guide 2021 and is widely recognized as a rising star throughout the litigation advocacy profession. She has over a decade of stand-up courtroom experience litigating high profile cases and has worked with a range of clients including high net worth individuals facing economic claims and companies involved in highly complex business disputes in the United States. Conditions. Their innovative work in these cases has resulted in numerous acquittals, dismissals and positive outcomes in criminal cases, as well as regular victories in arbitration and multi-million dollar civil court judgments. Rim is one of the few Asian American women who served as litigation attorney for a Fortune 150 company when she successfully defended a major pipeline operator in one of the largest environmental lawsuits in California history.
“Naeun has represented clients from an impressive range of industries in complex civil litigation and commercial matters, and reflects the types of companies and sectors we work with regularly as a law firm,” said Sharon B. Bauman, Head of Manatt’s Cross-Industry Group , This includes experts in the firm’s investigative, compliance and commercial defense as well as civil litigation and appeal procedures. “Our litigation strategies vary depending on the size of the case and the industry in which the company operates, so Naeun, with her experience, is an ideal addition to our team.”
“We are excited to welcome Naeun to our business and civil litigation teams,” said John F. Libby, director of Manatt’s Investigation, Compliance and Business Defense Practice. “Your extensive and varied experience in litigation of federal criminal cases in one of the leading federal defense offices in the country will expand our already extensive bank of former federal and public prosecutors and experienced civil litigation attorneys for the benefit of our clients. ”
In addition to her client work, Rim is active in the community, mentoring young lawyers and lawyers for colored people, and is involved in various legal organizations – including a board member of the Korean American Bar Association of Southern California and a member of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association. Rim is also widely respected for her commitment to pro bono work, including leading a large team of attorneys who brought class action lawsuits against two federal prisons in Southern California for their inhumane conditions after hundreds of lawyers tested positive for COVID-19.
“Litigation is never one size fits all, as evidenced by Manatt’s philosophy of developing legal strategies that match the unique goals of his clients,” said Rim. “This commitment to customer service and the firm’s cooperative culture brought me to the firm. I am thrilled to join such a talented group of professionals and to be part of a team that is at the forefront of litigation both in California and across the country. ”
Rim’s inclusion in Manatt’s national litigation bank underscores the company’s continued commitment to its preeminent litigation platform and is the latest example of Manatt’s strategic expansion of its hybridized offerings to include multiple practices. She joins other newcomers including health professionals Linda Elam, Blair M. Cantfil, and Brian D. Bewley; prominent venture capital and emerging business partners Thomas W. Michael and Rustin M. Brown; technical advisors Jennifer Millard and Kalon Gutierrez; and New Media Partner Farnaz M. Alemi and litigation partners Amar L. Thakur and Bruce Zisser.
Rim earned her bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from Columbia University and her doctorate in law from Harvard Law School.
About Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, is a leading professional services company providing integrated legal and advisory services to a global client base. With strategically located offices in California (Los Angeles, Orange County, Palo Alto, San Francisco and Sacramento), New York (New York City and Albany), Chicago, Washington, DC and Boston, the law firm represents discerning clients – including Fortune 500, medium-sized and emerging businesses – from a range of industrial sectors such as healthcare; Financial services; Entertainment; Digital and technology; and energy, environment and real estate. More information is available at www.manatt.com.