Veronica S. Jung
B.A. Harvard College, 1997, magna cum laude
J.D. Boston University School of Law, 2001, with special concentration in litigation and dispute resolution
New York State; District of Columbia; U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York & the District of Columbia; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court.
Veronica S. Jung, Esq. is a veteran civil rights trial attorney focusing exclusively on representing entrepreneurial CEOs, senior-level/high-profile employees & abused employees/ workers. She is Legally Brunette.
Dubbed “Lady V” or “Lady Justice In Leather,” Veronica advises and represents clients in high-profile employment & labor litigation in diverse industries in New York, Los Angeles, and other large metropolitan cities in between.
Veronica represents a diverse, high-powered clientele: seasoned executives & employees in in finance and media (film and digital), fashion, technology, the performing arts, health care, law, academia, publishing, design and finance, just to name a few.
Veronica’s niche practice has developed a loyal, bi-coastal following among sophisticated, high-powered clients. Veronica is a force to be reckoned with. She navigates complex crises involving high-profile crises/breakdown of professional partnerships & relationships, with her trademark sassy attitude, sense of humor, legal chops, & whip smarts. She is Legally Fierce. Veronica is undeterred, i.e. fearless & tenacious until she obtains justice.
Veronica fights for whistleblowers and victims of corporate abusers. She advocates with dedication, gravitas & strategic precision on behalf of employees who have been harassed, wrongfully terminated, and/or retaliated against by their abusive employers. Based upon her stellar track record & reputation in the legal community, Veronica obtains extraordinary results for her clients who are embroiled in highly PR-sensitive work crises.
As a trial attorney with the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., Veronica prosecuted civil rights claims in Federal District Courts throughout the U.S. and U.S. territories. On behalf of the United States of America, Veronica co-managed numerous trial teams, and she became especially known for earning the trust of key witnesses in highly sensitive government investigations. .
Veronica has counseled corporate and executive clients at national and boutique litigation firms. She has represented publicly traded companies and corporate officers facing complex litigation and/or investigations in connection with labor & employment claims, partnership disputes, government contracts, trademark & copyright violations, and complex commercial litigation.
Prior to founding her own law firm, Veronica served as the lead federal litigation counsel at the non-profit civil rights law firm New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Inc. There, Veronica spearheaded and managed numerous impact lawsuits and class actions against New York state agencies and public officials. Veronica built a strong reputation for fighting abuses of power in the adult homes, nursing homes, mental health hospitals & other state-operated institutions throughout New York State.
A 1.5 generation immigrant from South Korea, Veronica regularly mentors students and lawyers from underprivileged communities. She has extensive experience in providing pro bono legal advocacy and representation to low-income residents of New York City and Washington, D.C. In the months following the September 11, 2001 terror attacks in downtown Manhattan, Veronica volunteered with the American Red Cross as a volunteer interpreter (Spanish and Korean) for survivors and victims' families at and near Ground Zero. She was honored to accompany then Mayor Giuliani and surviving families in the very first group of families to enter Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks. She is particularly adept at representing otherwise diverse victims who are united by Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and/or repeated abuses of corporate power toward individual employees.
Professional Affiliations & Volunteer Activities
Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs (Co-Chair, New York Chapter)
The Lilly Awards Foundation (Board of Directors)
American Bar Association (Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee; Section of Labor & Employment Law)
National Employment Lawyers Association
New York City Bar Association (Labor & Employment Law Committee)
Korean American Civic Empowerment (Board of Directors)
The National Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation (Leadership Development Institute)