Joshua M. Ko is an experienced trial lawyer and a litigator who also has substantial experience in bankruptcy law, corporate law, probate law, real estate law and tax law. Fluent in written and conversational Korean, Mr. Ko has been the general U.S. counsel for various Korean companies whose primary communications were conducted in Korean. In addition, Mr. Ko has represented clients in general commercial litigation, real estate litigation, trade secrets litigation, employment litigation, securities litigation, derivative actions and internal investigations. Mr. Ko has also advised clients in international commerce and led merger and acquisitions (M&A), utilizing his expertise in U.S. transactional law.
Mr. Ko began his legal career after graduating from Western State University College of Law, where he was a recipient for the Trustee Scholarship that paid his full tuition for all three years. While at Western State, he was a case note editor of the Law Review, and Mr. Ko also served as an extern for Senior Justice Warren J. Fergusson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. After graduating from Western State, Mr. Ko received a LL. M. in taxation from the University of San Diego School of Law.
University of San Diego School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 2006
Western State University College of Law, J.D., 2004
Graduated Magna Cum Laude, Law Review Case Note Editor, Trustee Scholarship Recipient for three years (Full Tuition)
University of California at Berkeley, B.A., Political Science, 1999
Admitted, California; US District Court, Northern, Central and Southern Districts of California; US Courts of Appeals, Ninth Circuit