Judy Kim is Of Counsel at Foundation Law Group LLP.
Judy specializes in transactional entertainment and new media law. Judy has an insider’s understanding of both the independent film and studio business worlds, having worked at Warner Bros. and Paramount Studios for nearly 15 years and independently producing film and web content since 2004 including Between Us, Saving Lincoln, Devil’s Trade and Nanking (Sundance/Emmy/Peabody winner). Judy represents a number of clients across the new media arena, including content providers, social media marketing companies and distributors. As former General Counsel of the Warner Bros. Studio Stores and later while at MGA Entertainment (maker of the BRATZ dolls), Judy gained valuable experience in entertainment branding, marketing and licensing, as well as overseas manufacturing.
Judy began her legal career doing corporate and real estate finance transactions at the national law firms of Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher and later at the Los Angeles office of Andrews & Kurth. She spent several years as the in-house legal counsel of Kajima Development Corporation, the U.S. subsidiary of the largest construction and engineering company in Japan.
A graduate of Columbia Law School, Judy clerked for the Hon. J. Lawrence Irving in the Southern District of California before starting private practice. She received a B.A. magna cum laude from Mount Holyoke College. Judy is a member of the California State Bar and an Executive Committee member (and former Chair and Officer) of the Corporate Law Departments Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. She has served as a Trustee on the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and on the Board of Governors for both the USC Institute for Corporate Counsel and Women Lawyers of Los Angeles.
Judy has spoken about independent film and entertainment branding and licensing at numerous conferences, including the Price Waterhouse ATLAS Conference, “Broadcast Worldwide,” hosted by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Korean Broadcast Commission in Seoul, Korea, and “Buy Digital Content” Conference, sponsored by the Korea Trade Promotion Agency (KOTRA) in Seoul, Korea, among others.