Richard Kim

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Richard Kim

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Commercial & Business Litigation
Real Estate


Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State of New York
  • State of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Professional Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association, Corporate Counsel


  • Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, J.D.
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S.

Richard Kim is an associate in M&R’s Dallas office and member of the firm’s Commercial & Business Litigation Practice Group. His experience spans complex litigation, eDiscovery, contract drafting, risk management, white-collar law, and the protection of intellectual property.

In terms of litigation, Richard is involved in the lifecycle of cases from beginning to end. He writes pleadings, motions and briefs; performs legal research; prepares discovery requests and responses; drafts evidentiary objections; conducts client and witness interviews; and engages in trial preparation. He does so for clients across industries.

Richard has a particular expertise managing eDiscovery and designing and implementing eDiscovery policies and procedures that encompass document collection and production, privilege logs, document review metrics, and deposition preparation. He is also leaned upon for his technical expertise, including the use of Technology Assisted Review (TAR).

Having honed his litigation skills at McKool Smith in Dallas and Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan in New York, Richard also puts this know-how to use as a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist. While in law school, he interned at the Federal Trade Commission, the New York City Law Department, and a large financial institution. Richard was a Kenneth G. Standard recipient and a national moot court competition finalist as well.

Breach of Contract/Fraud/Unfair Competition: Successfully obtained dismissal on behalf of national mortgage loan servicer of lawsuit seeking eight-figure damages for breach of contract, fraud, and unfair competition. Judgment affirmed on appeal.
Breach of Contract: Represented national mortgage loan servicer in a lawsuit filed by mortgagor seeking to extinguish a six-figure mortgage. Successfully obtained judgment of dismissal with prejudice, which judgment was affirmed on appeal.
Defamation: Represented a national medical supply company in a lawsuit filed by competitor alleging, among other things, defamation and unfair competition. Successfully obtained dismissal of defamation claims and lost profit damages for unfair competition.
TCPA (Telephone Consumer Protection Act): Represented specialty finance company providing automobile financing in a lawsuit filed by debtor alleging violations of the TCPA. Leveraged debtor’s bankruptcy filing to successfully negotiate a favorable settlement and obtained release of claims.
TILA (Truth in Lending Act): Defended national mortgage loan servicer in lawsuit alleging violations of TILA and unfair competition and seeking seven figure damages. After extensive litigation spanning over 15 months, the trial court granted summary judgment in favor of defendants, including attorney’s fees and costs.
Wage and Hour Dispute: Represented franchise owner of world’s largest convenience store retailer in wage and hour action filed by a former employee. Following extensive discovery and months of settlement discussions, successfully negotiated favorable settlement for fraction of initial demand.