Amos Kim

Associate

New York
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Overview

Amos Kim handles complex commercial litigation matters for clients in a wide range of industries. He is currently a member of the BakerHostetler team serving as court-appointed counsel to Trustee Irving H. Picard for the SIPA liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, an unprecedented recovery effort involving hundreds of actions. 

In addition to experience in all areas of pre-trial litigation, including legal research, drafting and arguing dispositive and evidentiary motions, Amos also has an extensive background in discovery, having taken and defended over 250 depositions as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the New York City Law Department. In that capacity, he also appeared before four judges and represented the city in over 300 cases.

Amos acquired experience in many areas of the law during his year-long clerkship with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. He credits his eight years in the U.S. Navy as a nuclear machinist mate and engine room supervisor on a submarine for the focus, discipline and drive that he employs for every client and every case. 

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  • Conducted legal research and drafted opinions for dispositive motions in civil cases, including motions to dismiss and summary judgment motions.
  • Assisted in resolving evidentiary motions in criminal cases.
  • Managed civil and criminal dockets.
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Experience

  • Conducted legal research and drafted opinions for dispositive motions in civil cases, including motions to dismiss and summary judgment motions.
  • Assisted in resolving evidentiary motions in criminal cases.
  • Managed civil and criminal dockets.
  • Defended New York City agencies and personnel against tort claim actions brought in New York State Civil and Supreme Courts.
  • Appeared before four judges and represented New York City in over 300 cases.
  • Engaged in extensive discovery, including taking and defending over 250 depositions.
  • Drafted and argued over 100 affirmative and responsive motions.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY)
    • Military and Veterans Affairs Committee: Co-Chair

Prior Positions

  • The Honorable Dora L. Irizarry, District Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York: Judicial Law Clerk (2021 to 2022)
  • New York City Law Department: Assistant Corporation Counsel (2019 to 2021)
  • JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.: Private Client Banker (2012 to 2016)
  • Summit Brokerage Services: Financial Advisor (2008 to 2010)

Military Service

  • U.S. Navy: Nuclear Machinist Mate, Submarines (2000 to 2008)

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • New York
  • New Jersey

Education

  • J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 2019; Alternative Dispute Resolution Honor Society; Public Interest Public Service Fellowship Recipient
  • B.S., Liberty University, 2015, cum laude

Languages

  • Korean

Blog

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Blockchain Monitor
Crypto Market Data Published; Settlement Pilot Announced; Reports Analyze Crypto Scams; Exchanges Seek to Prove Reserves as Users Withdraw Funds
By Amos Kim, Christopher W. Lamb, Keith R. Murphy, Robert A. Musiala Jr.
November 18, 2022
In this issue: New Crypto Market Data Published, Blockchain Settlement Pilot Announced CFPB Publishes Report on Crypto Scams; Study Analyzes Scams on Uniswap Multiple Cryptocurrency Exchanges Intend to Publish ‘Proof of Reserves’ Users...
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CBDC Report Published; Crypto and NFT Initiatives Launch; OFAC Redesignates Tornado Cash; SEC and CFTC Target Crypto Fraud; FTX Files for Bankruptcy
By Amos Kim, Christopher W. Lamb, Robert A. Musiala Jr., Veronica Reynolds, Joanna F. Wasick
November 11, 2022
In this issue: • CBDC Report Published, Blockchain Settlement and Payment Initiatives Launch• NFT World Cup Initiative Launched, Market Actors Launch NFT Royalty Solutions• OFAC Redesignates Tornado Cash, Mixer Receives Hacked Crypto• SEC...
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Crypto Products and DeFi Pilot Launch; Reports Address NFT Royalties, Ethereum PoS Efficiency; IRS, CFTC, Address Crypto; Exchange Hacked for $28M
By Teresa Goody Guillén, Amos Kim, Robert A. Musiala Jr., Joanna F. Wasick
November 4, 2022
In this issue: • New Crypto Products Launch; Singapore Completes DeFi Pilot with Major Banks• Report Provides New Data on NFT Royalties and Explores Related Issues• Ethereum Efficiency Data Published; Blockchain Infrastructure Projects...
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