Josh Ji

Associate

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Josh Ji

Josh Ji is an associate in O’Melveny’s Newport Beach office. He represents clients in complex litigation and regulatory matters within the financial services industry, and he has extensive experience handling a broad range of cases—including commercial, intellectual property, and securities matters. Josh also maintains a strong pro bono practice. After serving as lead trial counsel in a prisoner civil rights action by appointment of the Central District’s Pro Bono Civil Rights Panel, Josh was invited to speak about his successful client representation at the OC Federal Bar Association’s annual pro bono event.

Josh is actively involved in the community. In addition to serving the County of Orange in his second term as a Campaign Finance & Ethics Commissioner, Josh currently serves the Orange County Bar Association (“OCBA”) on the Board of Directors, the OCBA International Law Section as Secretary & Treasurer, and the Orange County Korean American Bar Association as President. Josh also served on the UCI Law Alumni Association’s Governing Council and maintains strong ties with the law school.

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Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • US District Court, Central District of California

Education

  • UC Irvine School of Law, JD, cum laude; Notes Chair/Executive Board, UC Irvine Law Review; Faculty Award in Civil Procedure; Dean's Merit Scholar
  • University of California at Riverside, BA, cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Activities

Externships

  • Judicial Extern to the Honorable Josephine L. Staton, US District Court, Central District of California

Professional Affiliations

  • Commissioner, County of Orange - Campaign Finance & Ethics (2017-Present)
  • Board Member, Orange County Bar Association (2020-Present)
  • Secretary & Treasurer, OCBA International Law Section (2020-Present)
  • President, Orange County Korean American Bar Association (2019-Present)
  • Board Member, UCI Law Alumni Association (2016-2019)

Publications

  • SARLs & Diversity Jurisdiction: Safeguarding 28 U.S.C. § 1332, 5 U.C. Irvine L. Rev. 1463 (2016)