Gloria M. Kim

Associate Attorney

  • Focus: Mesothelioma and Asbestos, Defective Drugs and Devices, Personal Injury and Malpractice, Environmental Pollution, Consumer Protection
  • Phone: 212-558-5500
  • Fax: 212-344-5461
  • New York Office
    700 Broadway
    New York, NY 10003

I love advocating for our clients in numbers that directly impact their settlement checks and judgment awards — letting them know everything is resolved and hearing them say, “Thank you so much.” But even more, I want them to know the firm never stops working for them. In all that we do, we are advocating for them from start to finish.

Gloria Kim is an associate attorney who joined Weitz & Luxenberg in August 2020. Ms. Kim is the firm’s lead Lien Department attorney, ensuring the firm’s compliance with federal and state insurance subrogation laws.

Besides advising clients on lien resolution program selection and lien status, Ms. Kim audits insurance claims and ensures prompt repayment of liens with a team of highly trained and skilled paralegals. She also drives strategic lien negotiations with lien holders, including government and private insurance carriers.

Interest in Law and Business Emerged

Ms. Kim first became interested in managing financial matters while working at Ralph Lauren Corporation in New York City. She was hired to work for the company shortly after earning her B.A. from the University of Virginia in 2013. She remained with the company until May 2016.

At Ralph Lauren, Ms. Kim served as the Childrenswear International account planner. Among her responsibilities, Ms. Kim developed account-specific assortment plans for strategic international wholesale accounts. She also identified and executed growth opportunities for each account in partnership with the internal teams, resulting in successful product strategies and business growth.

Legal Transition

While working at Ralph Lauren, Ms. Kim realized the immense impact law has on business and also the career versatility of pursuing a law degree.

She enrolled at the Fordham University School of Law, continuing to apply her business sense and acumen through internships, an externship, and a dean’s fellowship over the next few years. She received her J.D. in 2019.

Dean’s Fellowship

Ms. Kim served as Dean’s Fellow at the Fashion Law Institute at Fordham University School of Law from October 2019 until June 2020. As one of her responsibilities, she monitored legislation and global developments that impact the fashion industry. In addition, she researched case and statutory laws in employment, intellectual property, and real estate law.

Her critical functions also included measuring the international retail impact of COVID-19 and relief packages in key countries for fashion manufacturing, distribution, and retail. Other key work included analyzing pending federal IP legislation and Congressional hearings on anti-counterfeiting and consumer protection matters. She also reviewed citations for an inaugural fashion law textbook covering a wide range of topics, designed to be used in law courses globally.

Law School Internship

Ms. Kim worked as a summer intern at Vladeck, Raskin & Clark in New York City in 2018. Her responsibilities involved researching case and statutory laws for litigations relating to employment law, including discrimination and breach of contract; drafting legal memoranda on research; and citing checked motions and briefs.

Positions at Louis Vuitton

Ms. Kim was a corporate extern at Louis Vuitton North America in New York City for the first quarter of 2018. Her primary role was supporting the corporate team on employment, real estate, and general commercial matters. Her responsibilities included researching and drafting memoranda on new and revised laws to aid the human resources team in ensuring corporate compliance and reviewing a real estate lease agreement during the negotiation for a new store.

Ms. Kim served as intellectual property intern for Louis Vuitton during the summer of 2017. She supported the civil enforcement team on all intellectual property matters for multiple fashion group brands to further Louis Vuitton’s efforts in combating the sale of counterfeit goods. She drafted legal memoranda, cease and desist letters, responsive follow-up letters, affidavits, and settlement agreements.

Personal Skills and Interests

Ms. Kim has a native fluency in speaking, reading, and writing Korean. She is also a pianist, with a focus on the works of Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, and Mendelssohn.

Another area of interest is sports. She has been a long distance runner for over 15 years, is an avid squash player, and enjoys high intensity interval training boxing workouts.

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