Veronica S. Jung
Ms. Jung's legal career spans the private, public, and non-profit sectors. Ms. Jung is a seasoned federal trial attorney and litigator. She also is a sophisticated negotiator, with broad experience in complex negotiations with high-level government officials, corporate executives, and public stakeholders.
Ms. Jung has counseled & litigated on behalf of corporate and individual clients at large and boutique litigation firms representing Fortune 500 corporations, entrepreneurs, startups, and corporate officers facing complex litigation and/or investigations in connection with labor & employment claims, partnership disputes, government contracts, and intellectual property disputes.
She has served as a trial attorney with the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., where she co-managed trial teams & investigations for high-profile matters in Federal District Courts in various jurisdictions throughout the U.S. and U.S. territories. Most recently, at New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Inc., Ms. Jung served as the non-profit civil rights law firm's lead counsel in numerous impact litigation and class action matters involving New York state agencies and public officials.
Ms. Jung is committed to community service and thought leadership at the local and national level: she is actively involved with the National Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, serving as a facilitator in its Leadership Development Institute held annually in Atlanta, Georgia. Ms. Jung currently serves several 501c(3) non-profit organizations, including the New York Chapter of the Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs (co-chair), Korean American Civic Empowerment (Board Director), and the Minkwon Center (Legal Advisory Council.)
Ms. Jung regularly mentors and conducts leadership development training for high school, college, and law school students from under-served communities. She has served as a director on the board of the Asian American Bar Association of New York and the YWCA of Queens, as well as the first Executive Director of the Korean American League for Civic Action.
Ms. Jung is trilingual (Korean, Spanish, and English), and has extensive experience in providing pro bono legal advocacy and representation to many low-income, often Limited English Proficient (LEP) residents of New York City, including survivors and surviving relatives as a Red Cross volunteer interpreter & survivor advocate during the first months following the World Trade Center attacks in 2001.
Ms. Jung graduated from Harvard College, magna cum laude, and from the Boston University School of Law, where she graduated with a special concentration in litigation and dispute resolution, and served as the Editor-in-Chief of the law school's Legislative Law Clinic. Ms. Jung is admitted to practice in New York and the District of Columbia. She also is admitted to appear before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Ms. Jung is an active member of various bar associations, including the American Bar Association (Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee; Section of Labor & Employment Law), New York City Bar Association (Labor & Employment Law Committee), New York County Lawyers' Association (Labor Relations & Employment Law Committee; Solo & Small Firm Committee), and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (Solo & Small Firm Committee.)