Kim Sperduto founded the predecessor to Sperduto Thompson in 1993. Since then he has litigated some of the most visible disputes on the East Coast. Sperduto Thompson now represents major financial, real estate, insurance and industrial enterprises, as well as government contractors and start-up businesses in solving some of their most important commercial disputes. Kim is AV Peer Review Rated as 5.0 out of 5.0, Martindale-Hubbell's highest peer recognition for ethical standards and legal ability. Kim is the firm’s lead trial attorney. He has served as lead trial counsel on a multitude of complex commercial cases, a majority of which have been jury trials. The firm’s ability to take cases all the way to verdict distinguishes it from other firms.
For example, in 2012 Kim led a team of litigators in a two-week jury trial that resulted in a verdict for our client. Kim has also led teams of litigators in resolving disputes concerning the development, construction and leasing of the new U.S. Patent and Trademark Office campus, the largest lease in GSA history, and the funding and construction of the new International Arrivals Terminal at JFK International Airport in New York City. He brought a derivative action on behalf of minority shareholders that acquired control of a pharmaceutical company that was developing a new HIV home testing device. He also successfully defended class action claims against the oldest housing authority in the United States concerning civil rights and Constitutional issues.
Since founding the firm, Kim has continued to develop his practice in innovative and creative ways. Most recently, Kim has been involved in matters concerning intellectual property disputes, trade secrets, and commercial torts. His 2007 book, Litigating With Electronically Stored Information, written with co-authors Marian Riedy and Suman Beros, has been praised as a “brave and thoughtful book” and “indispensable for commercial litigators” by two of the country’s preeminent litigators.
As a young attorney, Kim led a trial team in a civil rights law suit that enjoined New York City's primary election for Voting Rights Act violations 24 hours before the polls were scheduled to open, winning the last appeal at the United States Supreme Court. His litigation skills were acclaimed in Lions of the Eighties: The Inside Story of the Powerhouse Law Firms by Paul Hoffman (Doubleday 1982) as one of the youngest litigators in the book. He has also been profiled by The New York Times.
Kim graduated from Vanderbilt University and received his Masters in Public Policy and his J.D. from Duke University. After clerking for the Honorable Thomas C. Platt, former Chief Judge of the United States District Court in New York, he practiced law at two preeminent litigation firms - Willkie Farr & Gallagher in New York and Weil, Gotshal & Manges in Washington, D.C. He was also a member of the Economic Development Team on President Carter's President's Reorganization Project. He is married and the father of three.
Kim has served on the Board of Directors of the Children’s Chorus of Washington and chaired CCW's Search Committee to locate the new Artistic Director. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the Lab School of Washington’s Capital Campaign.