Andrew Kim is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department and Appellate Litigation Practice and is a member of Goodwin’s Gaming, Gambling + Sweepstakes Practice. His work focuses on appellate matters and complex civil litigation. Mr. Kim has experience in the areas of constitutional law, administrative law, antitrust, consumer financial services, and gaming law (with an emphasis on fantasy sports). He is a contributor to the Goodwin Gaming Blog.




Since joining Goodwin, Mr. Kim has been involved in litigation matters in numerous federal courts of appeals, district courts and administrative agencies. His recent significant representations include:

  • Co-authored a brief in the First Circuit on behalf of an internationally renowned post-secondary educational institution defending against state-law contract and tort claims. Successfully obtained affirmance of the district court’s dismissal.
  • Co-authored a brief in the Ninth Circuit on behalf of a major banking client defending against claims of discriminatory lending. Successfully defended the client at summary judgment.
  • Representing a pharmaceutical manufacturer in the D.C. Circuit in defense of FDA’s approval of a 505(b)(2) application.
  • Represented employers in the D.C. Circuit in appeals of adverse decisions by the National Labor Relations Board.
  • Represented a banking client before the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in responding to a Notice of Opportunity to Respond and Advise.
  • Co-authored cert.-stage and merits-stage amici briefs on behalf of a biotechnology trade organization in the Supreme Court. Cuozzo Speed Techs., LLC v. Lee, No. 15-446 (U.S.).
  • Co-authored an amicus brief in the Supreme Court on behalf of former officials of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Armstrong v. Exceptional Child, Inc., 135 S. Ct. 1378 (2015).

As a member of the Gaming, Gambling & Sweepstakes practice, Mr. Kim provides advice to online gaming companies on state and federal gaming and gambling laws.

Mr. Kim maintains a diverse and active pro bono practice. His recent pro bono representations include:

  • Representing a nonprofit organization devoted to assisting the homeless in a First Amendment challenge to a Florida municipality’s ban on charitable solicitation.
  • Representing two children from El Salvador in Special Immigrant Juvenile Status proceedings.
  • Secured the public release of rape-kit testing statistics in conjunction with the Joyful Heart Foundation as part of its End the Backlog program.
  • Advised a nonprofit organization on gaming and gambling law issues relating to a March Madness fundraising initiative.
Professional Activities

Mr. Kim is a member of the American Bar Association and is a member of the Editorial Board of the Criminal Justice Magazine.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin in 2014, Mr. Kim clerked for the Honorable Janice Rogers Brown of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and the Honorable Bernice B. Donald of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. During law school, he served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Inez Smith Reid of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.


While attending law school, Mr. Kim served as the Senior Federal Circuit Editor for the American University Law Review. He was awarded the Mussey Prize and the Outstanding Graduate Award by the Washington College of Law and is a two-time recipient of the Myers Law Scholarship. Mr. Kim was also a finalist in the 2012 National First Amendment Moot Court Competition.

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J.D., 2012
American University Washington College of Law

(summa cum laude, Order of the Coif)

B.S.F.S., 2009
Georgetown University

(cum laude)


2012-2013 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Honorable Bernice Bouie Donald
2013-2014 U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Honorable Janice Rogers Brown



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