Josh Ji


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Josh Ji is an associate in O’Melveny’s Newport Beach office. Josh has extensive experience handling a broad range of cases—including commercial, IP (patent & trademark), and securities litigation—and he specializes in dealing with complex litigation and regulatory matters in the financial services industry. Josh is also committed to maintaining a strong pro bono practice and has served as lead trial counsel in a Section 1983 case by appointment of the Central District’s Pro Bono Civil Rights Panel.

Josh received his law degree with honors at the UC Irvine School of Law, where he was elected to serve on the Executive Board of the Law Review as Notes Chair. He received the Faculty Award for obtaining the highest grade in the Civil Procedure course and was the first member of his class to publish a student note in the Law Review. His note, which analyzed an unsettled question of civil procedure, has been cited by American Jurisprudence (2d) - Federal Courts as well as the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. In addition, Josh served as a Research Fellow to the Associate Dean of the Lawyering Skills program and as a Research Assistant for Professor Christopher Whytock’s work as an associate reporter for the Restatement (Third) of Conflict of Laws. Josh also served on the executive boards of the Public Interest Law Fund and the Business Law Society, which he founded as co-President.



Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • US District Court, Central District of California


  • 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


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

Professional Affiliations

  • Orange County Campaign Finance & Ethics Commissioner
  • Orange County Korean American Bar Association (President)
  • OCBA Mentor on Demand Committee (Vice Chair)
  • OCBA Pro Bono Committee (Member)
  • OCBA Diversity Committee (Member)
  • UCI Law Alumni Association (Governing Council)


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