Honors and Awards

Travis K. Jang-Busby and Jason S. Kim Named to Los Angeles Business Journal’s Leaders of Influence: Minority Attorneys

Los Angeles Business Journal

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that partners Travis K. Jang-Busby and Jason S. Kim have been named to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s "Leaders of Influence: Minority Attorneys."

This honor recognizes "minority attorneys considered to be particularly impactful on the legal scene while serving as trusted advisors in the LA region." Profiles of the winners were included in the Los Angeles Business Journal's Leaders of Influence: Minority Attorneys special supplement on January 22, 2024, which shared insights and information about their careers and success they’ve achieved.

To view the supplement, please click here.

Travis' and Jason's profiles, as published in the Los Angeles Business Journal, are copied in full below. 

Travis Jang-Busby

Travis K. Jang-Busby
Partner, Labor & Employment
Blank Rome LLP

Travis Jang-Busby strategically represents his clients in high-stakes class action litigation in California and nationally, representative wage-hour litigation under the Private Attorneys General Act, discrimination litigation, and administrative investigations, and provides them with preventative counseling. He has extensive experience successfully representing clients in all phases of litigation and skillfully handles client matters from inception through trial.

Among Jang-Busby’s recent client successes has been his work successfully obtaining a non-compete injunction against a former employee veterinarian after she opened a competing veterinary hospital next door to a VCA hospital. The court agreed that the former employee was not permitted to compete following receipt of over $5 million dollars for her interest in the purchased animal hospital. The case is currently pending with the Court of Appeal. Jang-Busby also recently obtained a dismissal of all claims against his client in a claim of alleged wiretapping by customer service chatbots.


Jason S. Kim
Partner, Corporate Law
Blank Rome LLP

Jason S. Kim, a 30-year deal lawyer, represents domestic and foreign companies, financial institutions, funds, serial entrepreneurs, and high net worth individuals in corporate and real estate transactions and related financing with an emphasis on cross-border deals. His deals in the United States involve foreign buyers, PEs, and banks. Frequently, he is brought into PE transactions as corporate counsel, on the other side of the PEs.

Among Kim’s most significant deals are investee-side representation of a green energy company in raising nearly $300 million through six rounds of equity financing; issuer-side representation of a Korean airline in the private placement offering of $200 million in unsecured bonds; and investor-side representation of a Korean social, on-line gaming company in acquiring controlling interest in a U.S. social, on-line gaming company for $130 million. Kim is co-chair of Blank Rome’s firm-wide Diversity & Inclusion Committee and a member of its multicultural affinity group.