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Kilpatrick Townsend’s Insurance Recovery Practice Grows in Los Angeles
William Um Joins as Counsel
LOS ANGELES (October 21) – Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today the addition of prominent attorney William Um to the firm’s Los Angeles office. Mr. Um is joining the firm’s nationally-recognized Insurance Recovery team as Counsel.
Mr. Um is a prominent and nationally-known commercial litigator. His practice is focused on complex business litigation and insurance recovery on behalf of corporate policyholders. Mr. Um has assisted clients in collecting hundreds of millions of dollars involving various underlying subject areas including technology and media liability, data breach and privacy issues, intellectual property disputes, unfair competition claims, financial accounting and other professional services liability disputes, and directors and officers liability matters.
“We welcome Will to the team,” said Julie Lierly, Partner and Team Leader of Kilpatrick Townsend’s Insurance Recovery Team. “Will shares the firm’s commitment to collaboration and exceptional client service. His over 20 years of experience in complex business litigation is invaluable and will further strengthen the firm’s deep experience and capabilities.”
“Kilpatrick Townsend has a premiere insurance recovery practice, which provides an ideal platform for my policyholder practice,” said William Um. “The opportunity to work with familiar colleagues in Los Angeles and to be part of the expansion of the firm’s insurance recovery practice drew me to Kilpatrick Townsend.”
Mr. Um has authored numerous articles in leading publications and has frequently lectured on topics concerning the insurance industry. He serves as the Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Insurance Coverage Litigation Subcommittee on Advertising/Intellectual Property. He is also a frequent guest lecturer at the University of California, Irvine School of Law.
Before joining Kilpatrick Townsend, Mr. Um was a policyholder counsel in the Los Angeles office of an international law firm. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from Boston University School of Law. Mr. Um received his B.A. in Economics and Psychology, Minor in Business Management, from the University of California, Irvine.
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