Sheppard Mullin welcomes two partners in Los Angeles


Law firm Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton has hired Seong Hwan Kim and Rebecca Edelson as partners in the firm’s intellectual property practice group.

They join from law firm Steptoe & Johnson.

Kim has experience in patent and trade secret litigation and he represents clients based in Latin America, Asia and the US.

Edelson’s experience includes trade secret and competition; her clients include companies in the jewellery, financial and fashion industries.

Guy Halgren, chairman of the firm, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Seong and Bec to the firm. In addition to the continued growth of our IP practice, they expand and deepen our litigation and trade secrets capabilities.”

Steptoe & Johnson, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, partner, trade secrets, patent,