Ashley Hyun-Jeong Kim | Associate

Ashley Hyun-Jeong Kim is an associate at Williams Montgomery & John Ltd., and a member of the firm’s commercial litigation, antitrust, and intellectual property practice groups. Ms. Kim’s practice focuses on complex litigation and antitrust matters.

Ashley Hyun-Jeong Kim

Ms. Kim received her J.D. from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, where she served as an executive articles editor of the Journal of International Human Rights. During law school, Ms. Kim worked as a student attorney in the Center on Wrongful Conviction at Northwestern’s Bluhm Legal Clinic and as a certified mediator at the Center for Conflict Resolution. Ms. Kim received a B.A. in International Studies and a B.A. in Business Administration from Ewha Women’s University in Seoul, Korea.

Prior to joining the firm in 2017, Ms. Kim served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Justice Jesse G. Reyes on the Illinois Appellate Court. Before law school, Ms. Kim worked for a multinational conglomerate in Seoul, Korea. Ms. Kim is admitted to practice in Illinois and New York.

Memberships

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Asian American Bar Association of Chicago

Korean American Bar Association of Chicago

Representative Matters

In Re: Capacitors Antitrust Litigation
U.S. Dist. Court, N. Dist. CA (2014), 14CV3264.
Represent Flextronics International USA, Inc., as an opt-out plaintiff, against defendants which include many of the world’s largest suppliers of electrolytic capacitors globally for an alleged conspiracy to fix the prices of capacitors between 2002 and 2014. The alleged conspiracy harmed Flextronics because it paid supra-competitive prices for the capacitors it purchased during the relevant class period. Discovery is ongoing in the matter and several defendants have settled with the class for tens of millions of dollars.

In Re: Lithium Ion Batteries Antitrust Litigation
U.S. Dist. Court, N. Dist. CA (2013), 13MD2420.
Represent Flextronics International USA, Inc., as an opt-out plaintiff, against defendants which include many of the world’s largest suppliers of lithium ion batteries globally for an alleged conspiracy to fix the prices of lithium ion batteries between 2000 and 2011. The alleged conspiracy harmed Flextronics because it paid supra-competitive prices for the batteries it purchased during the relevant class period. Discovery is ongoing in the matter and several defendants have settled with the class.

In Re: Resistors Antitrust Litigation
U.S. Dist. Court, N. Dist. CA (2015), 15CV3820.
Represent Flextronics International USA, Inc., as an opt-out plaintiff, against defendants which include many of the world’s largest suppliers of resistors globally for an alleged conspiracy to fix the prices of resistors between 2003 and 2014. The alleged conspiracy harmed Flextronics because it paid supra-competitive prices for the resistors it purchased during the relevant class period. Discovery is ongoing in the matter and several defendants have settled with the class.

In Re: Inductors Antitrust Litigation
U.S. Dist. Court, N. Dist. CA (2018), 18CV00198.
Represent Flextronics International USA, Inc., as an opt-out plaintiff, against defendants which include many of the world’s largest suppliers of inductors globally for an alleged conspiracy to fix the prices of inductors between 2003 and 2016. The alleged conspiracy harmed Flextronics because it paid supra-competitive prices for the inductors it purchased during the relevant class period. Discovery is ongoing in the matter and several defendants have settled with the class.

Languages

Korean