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Kenneth Korea
Kenneth Korea

Senior Mediator

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Kenneth Korea

Kenneth S. Korea, Esq., serves as a mediator and arbitrator in complex business and commercial disputes, breach of contract, commercial and residential leases, open book accounting, personal injuries including TBI (traumatic brain injuries), airplane turbulence and other  injuries, intellectual property disputes including patents, SEP/FRAND, copyrights and trade secrets, cryptocurrencies, professional fee disputes, Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act claims, Consumer Legal Remedies Act claims, Fair Credit Reporting Act claims, Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act claims, construction disputes, boundary disputes, homeowner’s association disputes, wage and hour claims and landlord- tenant disputes.  He has experience dealing with disputes involving hundreds of millions of dollars in damages claim to tens of thousands of dollars.

In mediation, Mr. Korea promotes and utilizes a pre-mediation protocol of separate conferences with representatives of all parties, exchange of key information and mediation statements in advance and establishing agreed-upon agenda for the mediation session.  He reviews all submitted materials and engages in conversation with the parties’ representatives in advance to understand the interests and goals of each party.  Attorneys often describe Mr. Korea as knowledgeable, experienced, well-prepared, tenacious and able to connect with people from diverse backgrounds.  As a former corporate inhouse counsel, a law firm litigation partner and a federal prosecutor who tried more than fifty (50) cases to verdict, he is able to establish the trust and confidence of in-house counsel and litigation counsel.

Mr. Korea currently serves as a Judge Pro Tem and Settlement Conference Officer for San Francisco Superior Court, as a mediator for Alameda County Superior Court Mediation Program, as a Settlement Mentor for Contra Costa County Superior Court, as a mediator for Orange County Superior Court Civil Mediation Panel, and as a private mediator.

Mr. Korea currently teaches Technology Licensing at Santa Clara University School of Law as adjunct professor and M&A Due Diligence at Northwestern University School of Law San Francisco Campus as guest lecturer.

ADR Experience

ADR experience in a wide array of industries and subject matters, including:

  • commercial and general contract disputes;
  • commercial leases;
  • loan guarantees;
  • fraud/misrepresentations;
  • fee disputes;
  • professional malpractice;
  • partnership disputes;
  • software development;
  • open book accounting;
  • intellectual property;
  • patent litigation;
  • SEP/FRAND disputes;
  • trade secret misappropriation;
  • technology disputes;
  • cryptocurrency;
  • employment agreement;
  • wage and hour claims;
  • EDD employee classification;
  • condominium dispute;
  • boundary disputes;
  • construction disputes;
  • reasonable accommodations;
  • elder abuse;
  • lemon law/Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act claims;
  • Consumers Legal Remedies Act (“CLRA”) claims;
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) claims;
  • Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (“ICRAA”) claims;
  • personal injury;
  • airplane turbulence and in-flight injuries;
  • TBI (traumatic brain injuries);
  • intentional infliction of emotional distress;
  • landlord-tenant disputes; and
  • unlawful detainer




  • Juris Doctor, Northwestern University School of Law
  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Cornell University

Areas Of Practice

  • Accidents
  • Animal
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Copyright
  • Engineering
  • Evictions
  • Faith Based
  • General
  • Government
  • HOA
  • Hospitality
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Online Civil
  • Online Mediation
  • Partnership
  • Patent
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Professional Fees
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Technology
  • Trademark
  • Transportation

Additional Services

  • Arbitrator
  • Counselor
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Online Arbitrator



Fees and Provisos

  • Full day – $6,000
  • Half day – $3,600
  • IP Disputes – $8,000/$4,800
  • Payment due – 21 days in advance
  • Cancellation – 1/2 Refund

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

ADR Training

  • UC Berkeley Extension, Mediation and Conflict Resolution
  • San Francisco Superior Court Settlement Conference Officer training
  • Judicial Council of California Judicial Ethics
  • San Francisco Superior Court Bench Conduct & Demeanor
  • WIPO Arbitration & Mediation Center Workshop
  • American Arbitration Association, Fundamentals & Best Practice
  • Financial Industry Regulatory Agency arbitrator training
  • American Arbitration Association, Consumer Arbitration
  • American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Spring Conference
  • California International Arbitration Week

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section
  • Cailfornia Arbitration (Founding Member)
  • Silicon Valley Mediation and Arbitration Center
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Asian American Bar Association of Silicon Valley

Publications & Presentations

  • “Metaverse and Digital Currency,” LinkedIn, October12, 2022,
  • “Anti-suit injunctions – a new global trade war with China?” ManagingIP, August 3, 2022,
  • “Patent Indemnity Trap in a Tech Deal,” LinkedIn,July 25, 2022,
  • “Navigating a decade of the America Invents Act,” ManagingIP,March 1, 2022,
  • “The Anti-suit Injunction Conundrum: How We Got Here and Howto Avoid It,” IPWatchdog, February 15, 2022,
  • “Implementer’s Challenges,” AIPPI Japanese Journal Vol.66 No. 11, November 2021, ‍

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean


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