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Vivian Kim Installed as Secretary, Korean American Bar Association (KABA) of Southern California

Feted at KABA’s 2014 Installation and Scholarship Awards Dinner

May 14, 2014

Vivian Kim, Los Angeles-based attorney in Dykema’s Litigation Department, was installed as Secretary of the Korean American Bar Association in the organization’s annual Installation and Scholarship Awards Dinner. The event, attended by nearly 400 guests—including lawyers, law students, judges, business  executives and community leaders—was held in Los Angeles on May 8, 2014. 

Kim, who was born in Seoul and is fluent in Korean, has actively participated in KABA since joining Dykema in 2011. In remarks that accompanied her installation, Kim was celebrated for her long-standing leadership in the organization and her extraordinary efforts in  planning and executing this year’s Installation and Scholarship Awards Dinner. 

The Korean American Bar Association of Southern California is a pro-bono association of attorneys and law students that serves the Korean American community and promotes the interests of Korean American attorneys throughout Southern California. Among its many activities, KABA provides monthly pro-bono legal clinics, hosts MCLE events and assists deserving law students by funding scholarships, holding career panels and hosting a mentor-mentee program.

Mike Wippler, Office Managing Member of the Firm’s Los Angeles Office, said, “We congratulate Vivian not only for her hard work, dedication and leadership to KABA, but for giving Dykema the opportunity to support a great organization.”

Jin-Kyu Koh, who leads Dykema’s Corporate Finance practice and the Firm’s Korean Business Team, adds, “We are exceptionally proud of Vivian and her outstanding contributions to the Korean American Bar Association. Her active involvement in this organization vividly demonstrates our commitment to the Korean American business community.”