Tae Kim

Shareholder Los Angeles

Tae is a Shareholder with Ogletree Deakins, where she has successfully represented companies in a broad range of employment matters.  Tae focuses her practice on defending employers in high stakes wage and hour disputes including claims involving off the clock work allegations, meal and rest breaks, misclassification, commissions, piece rate compensation.  Tae also defends employers in discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims, including cases involving disability, gender, race, and age.  Tae represents a range of clients—from Fortune 500 companies to local businesses—in a broad range of industries including hospitality, transportation, construction, health care, and retail industries. 

In addition to her litigation work, Tae also counsels and advises clients on an array of employment issues, including compliance with California and federal wage and hour laws, wage and hour audits, terminations, workplace investigations, and drafting handbooks and other employment policies.


Tae's representative experiences include:  

  • defending restaurant chain in misclassification class action
  • defending transportation industry client in independent contractor misclassification class action/PAGA action
  • defending major health care provider in class action claim for meal and rest breaks
  • defending high end retailer in a class action and PAGA action for unpaid wages
  • defeating class certification in a wage and hour class action for failure to provide meal periods
  • prevailing on a summary judgment motion in a sexual harassment case resulting in a published opinion
  • defending hotels in Title III accessibility class actions
  • defending hotel chain in an disability discrimination class action
  • defending construction supply industry companies against wage and hour class action claims
  • defending companies involving disability discrimination, leave of absence, and accommodations claims

Professional Activities and Speeches


  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - ''From Hello to Goodbye—Does Your Toolbox Measure Up?'' - San Diego - May 03, 2017
  • Ogletree Deakins Navigating California Employment Law Seminar - ''Paycheck to Paycheck - California's New Fair Pay Act Amendments and Audit Strategies to Manage Risk'' - Napa - March 02, 2017