MICHAEL D. YIM

Partner

myim@putneylaw.com
(212) 682-0020

Admissions

New York

United States Court of Appeals
for the Second Circuit

United States District Courts for
Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Education

Law School: Fordham University School of Law
Honors/Activities:
Scholar, Joseph R. Crowley Program in International Human Rights, 2003-04
Dean’s Special Achievement Award, 2005

Undergraduate: Fordham University

Biography

MICHAEL D. YIM’s labor & employment law practice is multidisciplinary and international in scope. Michael offers extensive skill in resolving complex wage and hour claims, including class actions with millions of dollars in dispute. He regularly serves as lead counsel in high-stakes matters, and works diligently with each client to develop comprehensive strategies for all workplace issues. Notably, his practice includes executive employment strategies such as non-competition, trade secrets and cross-border mobility and compensation, as well as discrimination, whistleblower and other labor-related matters.

Michael represents a broad range of international and domestic clients, and is known and consistently valued for his creative and aggressive solutions for all types of employment problems. In addition to his proven legal acuity, Michael’s industry experience is both broad and deep, and includes hospitality, financial services, retail, manufacturing, technology and lifestyle businesses, to name only a few.

Michael’s personal commitment to learning everything he can about each client’s business and preferences in terms of the delivery of legal services and organizational goals bring his clients back again and again. A New York Metro Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” Michael’s clients appreciate his ability to adapt his advice to the specific needs of their business while maintaining a steady approach to problem-solving and risk mitigation on both small and large initiatives alike.

Community Service/Nonprofits/etc

Korean American Association of Greater New York (Board Member, 2018-present)

International Association of Korean Lawyers (Board Member 2014-2017)

Korean-American Family Service Center (Member, Board of Directors 2015-2017).

Awards

Super Lawyer Rising Stars