New York Employment Attorney Joins Sedgwick LLP

Michael Yim Latest Addition to Firm's Labor and Employment Practice

San Francisco Ca, California, UNITED STATES

NEW YORK, May 2, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sedgwick LLP is pleased to announce that Michael Yim has joined the firm as a partner in its New York office. Yim concentrates his practice in non-compete/trade secret, wage and hour, and cross-border executive mobility and compensation.

With more than 10 years' experience in labor and employment law, Yim has repeatedly been recognized as a "Rising Star" and has successfully represented and counseled clients in a variety of employment-related matters throughout the country and abroad, including wage and hour class actions.

His experience includes defeating two consecutive applications for a temporary restraining order on behalf of a California modeling agency client in a non-compete dispute, counseling a Europe-based fine arts company in an executive relocation and reduction in force issues, and litigating wage and hour class actions on behalf of high profile restauranteurs.

"The firm is thrilled to have Michael join our labor and employment practice," Sedgwick Chair Michael Healy said. "Michael has demonstrated a deep understanding of the intricacies of highly complex employment litigation matters, as well as established a keen ability to work with clients to identify their challenges and resolve them in an expeditious manner."

Outside the firm, Yim is the Regional Governor for the International Association of Korean Lawyers of New York, serves on the board of directors for the Korean American Family Service Center, and is a member of Korean American Lawyers of Greater New York. He is an active member of the American Bar Association, New York Bar Association, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and is a board member of the Asian American Bar Association of New York. Yim earned both his J.D. and his bachelor's degree from Fordham University.

Prior to Sedgwick, Yim served as partner at FordHarrison.

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