Alan Kim is an associate in the New York office of Latham & Watkins.

Dr. Kim represents clients in patent litigation and technology transaction matters.

He advises clients on a variety of litigation and transactional matters within a wide range of technology industries, including materials, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, semiconductor, and software industries.

Dr. Kim maintains an active pro bono practice, representing individuals seeking asylum in partnership with Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), individuals suffering from human rights violations in partnership with Center for Justice & Accountability, and victims of domestic violence.

Dr. Kim earned his JD from Harvard Law School, where he received Latin honors.

Dr. Kim earned his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering based on his research into the kinetic behavior of metallic thin films for applications in nanoscale pattern formations in the semiconductor industry. Dr. Kim’s research incorporated a broad variety of techniques, including those used in electrical engineering, semiconductor engineering, and materials science. As a result of his graduate research and various collaborative efforts, Dr. Kim has co-authored several scientific articles.

Prior to joining Latham, Dr. Kim worked as a product engineer at a leading manufacturer of high-technology semiconductor processing equipment.

Dr. Kim also is a chartered financial analyst (CFA) charterholder.

Bar Qualification

  • New York
  • US Patent and Trademark Office


  • JD, Harvard Law School
    cum laude
  • PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • MS in Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • BS in Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
    summa cum laude, Departmental Citation

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean