Jong-min Choi’s practice spans a variety of commercial litigation matters, including intellectual property, corporate fiduciary duty, and real estate disputes, with industry expertise in the areas of cross-border disputes, entertainment, and health care.

Jong-min has represented clients with some of their most complex and uncertain legal questions. Recent achievements include a dispute over a multimillion-dollar commercial real property in Beverly Hills, where he developed a novel legal theory that prevailed at summary adjudication and ended up being the sole basis for the favorable result secured at trial. He also represented a national health insurer in a coverage dispute, where he obtained a dismissal as to all causes of action at the initial pleading stage.

Prior to law school, Jong-min had a military career in South Korea for six years, first as a South Korean Army officer serving in the Joint Chiefs of Staff headquarters, and then as a civilian contractor for the U.S. Forces Korea. During his military service, he earned the Army Intelligence School Commandant’s Medal and the Joint Staff Chief Director’s Distinction, in addition to being selected as a member of the South Korean military delegation to Washington D.C.

Jong-min has native-level fluency in Korean and was previously an associate at Loeb & Loeb LLP before joining Bird Marella in 2021.

Education

  • University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif, Senior Submissions Editor, Southern California Law Review, 2019
  • Korea University, B.A., with honors, 2009

Honors & Awards

  • Army Intelligence School Commandant’s Medal, South Korean Army

  • Joint Staff Chief Director’s Distinction, South Korean Army

Jong-min Choi’s practice spans a variety of commercial litigation matters, including intellectual property, corporate fiduciary duty, and real estate disputes, with industry expertise in the areas of cross-border disputes, entertainment, and health care.

Jong-min has represented clients with some of their most complex and uncertain legal questions. Recent achievements include a dispute over a multimillion-dollar commercial real property in Beverly Hills, where he developed a novel legal theory that prevailed at summary adjudication and ended up being the sole basis for the favorable result secured at trial. He also represented a national health insurer in a coverage dispute, where he obtained a dismissal as to all causes of action at the initial pleading stage.

Prior to law school, Jong-min had a military career in South Korea for six years, first as a South Korean Army officer serving in the Joint Chiefs of Staff headquarters, and then as a civilian contractor for the U.S. Forces Korea. During his military service, he earned the Army Intelligence School Commandant’s Medal and the Joint Staff Chief Director’s Distinction, in addition to being selected as a member of the South Korean military delegation to Washington D.C.

Jong-min has native-level fluency in Korean and was previously an associate at Loeb & Loeb LLP before joining Bird Marella in 2021.