Jihee Ahn, Attorney
Jihee was chosen by Law360 as one of only five Top Attorneys Under 40 in International Arbitration (2022). She also has been chosen as a “top rated business litigation attorney” by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers (2022).
Jihee is an experienced complex commercial litigator and chair of Harris Bricken’s Dispute Resolution/Litigation practice. She primarily represents clients in business, intellectual property, and real estate matters for both domestic and international clients. Having worked extensively in both federal and state courts, Jihee advises her clients from case intake through arbitration and trial. Over the course of her career, she has successfully prepared and argued numerous procedural and substantive motions, regularly conducted and defended depositions, and mediated disputes when appropriate for her clients.
Jihee takes the time to understand her clients’ business needs in order to provide an effective and tailored approach to each case. Her detailed understanding of litigation procedure, dynamic manner of advocating for her clients, and high attention to detail ensure that her clients feel confident throughout any dispute resolution process.
Prior to joining Harris Bricken, Jihee worked at Baker & Hostetler in Los Angeles, where she served as the lead attorney on several cases and mentored junior associates. Jihee graduated from the UCLA School of Law with a Business Law and Policy Specialization, and she served as a research assistant to Professor Sung Hui Kim on securities regulation issues throughout her third year of law school.
Outside of work, Jihee enjoys traveling, reading, and exploring the Pacific Northwest with her husband and Australian Shepherd, Bear.
What clients have to say about Jihee
“We use Harris Bricken on all our international legal matters, including on our international litigation matters. We have over the last few years been involved in a couple big international legal disputes and Harris Bricken’s international dispute resolution team (Dan Harris and Jihee Ahn) provided us with expert legal assistance on both matters. They were always very careful to explain to us what they were doing and why and what their actions would likely cost us in legal fees. Most importantly, we did extremely well on both cases and I have no doubt Harris Bricken was a big factor in that.”
– Kevin English, CEO | We Are Camp
More About Jihee
Protecting, Monetizing and Enforcing Cannabis Intellectual Property, Harris Bricken webinar, June 14, 2022.
Cannabis Coverage Litigation, Emerging Litigation Podcast, May 23, 2022.
Cannabis Litigation: What You Need to Know, Harris Bricken webinar, October 19, 2021.
Cannabis E-Commerce: Legal and Regulatory Problems and Solutions for Online Marketing and Sales, Lawline, November 10, 2020.
Cannabis Litigation Trends, Harris Bricken webinar, August 11, 2020.
Oregon Hemp: Road Map for Local and National Success, Harris Bricken webinar, October 3, 2019.
Winning Before Fighting: Top 12 Alternative Dispute Resolution Strategies for Cannabis Companies, Harris Bricken webinar, August 14, 2019.
It Could Happen to You: Cannabis Agency Litigation, Harris Bricken webinar, April 23, 2019.
Regular contributor to the award-winning Canna Law Blog.
Why SEC’s Cannabis Stock Promotion Case Is One To Watch, Law360, January 19, 2023.
Copyright Litigation, IP Litigator, July/August 2022.
Scientists challenge pot’s status as a Schedule I drug, Daily Journal, September 18, 2020.
Cannabis Patent Case May See Trial, DailyJournal, May 17, 2019.
Top Attorneys Under 40, International Arbitration (2022)
“Rising Star” lawyer, Super Lawyers (2022)
“Rising Star” lawyer, Super Lawyers (2021)
- University of California, Los Angeles School of Law (J.D.)
- University of California, San Diego (B.A.)
Bar & Court Admissions
- U.S. District Court, Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of California
- U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
- U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Washington
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
- Korean (Proficient)