Bird Marella principal Timothy Yoo has been named to the Daily Journal’s Top 40 under 40 list. The annual listing honors 40 attorneys, 20 from Northern California and 20 from Southern California, under the age of 40 whose work is impacting an industry, society, or the law in a meaningful way.
The feature article highlights Mr. Yoo’s recent victory in defense of CJ E&M, Korea’s largest entertainment and media conglomerate, in which he obtained a complete dismissal of a $50 million copyright infringement lawsuit. The high-profile case garnered heavy attention from the Korean media and was often referred to as “the biggest U.S. music copyright infringement case of the year in terms of the amount of damages sought.”
Mr. Yoo focuses his practice on all aspects of commercial and business disputes, with a particular focus on intellectual property litigation. Fluent in Korean, he often represents both domestic and multinational companies in matters involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, and theft of trade secrets.
Mr. Yoo added, “I am honored and humbled to be recognized among the Top 40 under 40. I am happy about the achievement personally, but am equally thrilled that it highlights the quality of work we do here at Bird Marella. I am fortunate to work with such talented colleagues every day.”