MINNEAPOLIS – Sept. 6, 2023 –Alexander J. Kim, a shareholder in global law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP’s Minneapolis office, was selected as the recipient of the 2023 Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association (MNAPABA) Leadership Award. Kim will be presented the award at MNAPABA’s Annual Gala Sept. 12.
Kim was recognized for his continued dedication to MNAPABA, including a recent screening in Minnesota of Chosen, a documentary that follows five Korean Americans of vastly diverse backgrounds as they ran for U.S. Congress in 2020. The event also included a live Q&A with the film’s director, Joseph Juhn.
Kim also was recognized for his mentorship of law students and young attorneys as well as his invaluable advice and guidance as a MNAPABA Advisory Board member. Kim has been a MNAPABA member for 20 years and also previously served as president and as an executive board member.
“Alex is an inspiration to me,” said Michael B. Fisco, managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Minneapolis office. “He is a leader in MNAPABA, the International Association of Korean Lawyers, and our community. I am particularly inspired by Alex’s leadership during COVID, organizing neighborhood patrols to protect against hate crimes in the Twin Cities.”
A member of Greenberg Traurig’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice, Kim protects companies’ innovations and secrets by developing strategic company policies and programs. He also protects companies’ inventions by acquiring patents and the associated monopoly rights for the companies. He has wide-ranging experience in prosecuting patent applications in front of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Minneapolis Office: Established in 2019, Greenberg Traurig’s Minneapolis office provides clients with an innovative, business-minded perspective along with strong location connections to business, industry, and government. The office’s core capabilities include commodities and structured finance, restructuring and bankruptcy, corporate trust and structured products litigation, finance and financial services litigation, complex commercial litigation, white collar crime and internal investigations, products liability and mass torts, environmental litigation, intellectual property, corporate and M&A, tax, and agribusiness.
About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 2650 attorneys in 45 locations in the United States, Europe and the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia. The firm is a 2022 BTI “Highly Recommended Law Firm” for superior client service and is consistently among the top firms on the Am Law Global 100 and NLJ 500. Greenberg Traurig is Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certified Plus by The Diversity Lab. The firm is recognized for powering its U.S. offices with 100% renewable energy as certified by the Center for Resource Solutions Green-e® Energy program and is a member of the U.S. EPA’s Green Power Partnership Program. The firm is known for its philanthropic giving, innovation, diversity, and pro bono. Web: www.gtlaw.com.