MINNEAPOLIS – Sept. 3, 2020 – Alexander J. Kim, a shareholder in the Minneapolis office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has been recognized as one of Minnesota Lawyer’s 2020 Diversity & Inclusion Award honorees. The award highlights those who have made a significant impact with respect to diversity and inclusion on the greater community or within their organizations.
According to the website, an independent panel of judges selected the honorees based on their achievements and their commitment to the Minnesota diversity and inclusion community. Kim will formally receive the award at a virtual awards celebration on Nov. 5.
Kim has wide-ranging experience in prosecuting patent applications in front of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He knows how to strategize domestic and international intellectual property rights so that the companies can be positioned to reach their business goals. Kim has a background in physics, chemistry, biophysics, computational biology, and physiology and has deep knowledge across a broad range of technologies and industries.
Kim has also been a champion of diversity and inclusion initiatives throughout his entire career. He currently serves as president of the International Association of Korean Lawyers (IAKL), an international organization of lawyers with members from across the globe. Kim serves as an Advisory Board member of Korean Americans for Political Action (KAPA). He is the founder of the Korean American Bar Association of Minnesota (KABAMN), a 50+ strong member organization that brings together Minnesota’s lawyers of Korean heritage to promote networking, professionalism, and mentorship. Kim is one of the past Presidents of the Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association (MNAPABA), an affiliate of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), and also served as the Co-Chair of the first NAPABA Central Region Conference, which has become an annual event.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Diversity Initiative: From its inception, Greenberg Traurig has been committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Greenberg Traurig is a uniquely empowering and diverse firm built on a foundation of fairness, equality, and authenticity. The firm's efforts have been recognized by local, national, and global publications and organizations including, Chambers and Partners. Web: https://www.gtlaw.com/en/general/our-firm/diversity Twitter: @GT_Drives.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2,200 attorneys in 40 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web: http://www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law.