Theodore K. Cheng is a partner in the law firm of Yoon & Kim LLP. He has over 15 years of experience in a broad array of litigation matters in federal and state courts for clients in a variety of industries, including high-tech, telecommunications, entertainment, consumer products, food and hospitality, medical devices, and financial services. He maintains a general litigation and consulting practice, with a focus on providing copyright, trademark, patent, and trade secrets litigation and advice to individuals, small and middle-market businesses, and Fortune 1000 companies. In 2007, he was named one of the Best Lawyers Under 40 by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.
Mr. Cheng typically formulates and advises clients and their in-house counsel on litigation strategy, often striving to suggest innovative and creative ways to resolve disputes. He has successfully resolved numerous matters through facilitated negotiations, arbitrations, and mediations, including wage and hour disputes, breach of contract and negligence actions, trade secret theft, employment discrimination claims, and intellectual property infringement. Under an appointment by the New York City Civil Court, Mr. Cheng has conducted over 100 arbitrations, mediations, settlement discussions, and inquests, handling cases that have spanned employment disputes, contract breaches, bailment issues, failure to pay for services, and return of security deposits. He also serves on the Southern District of New York federal court Mediation Panel, assisting to resolve a wide variety of matters, including commercial disputes, employment discrimination cases, and intellectual property challenges.
Mr. Cheng was previously a senior litigator at four prominent New York City law firms and was also a marketing consultant in the brokerage operations of a major insurance company. He served as a law clerk to the Honorable Julio M. Fuentes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Honorable Ronald L. Buckwalter of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.