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 focuses exclusively on representing seasoned entrepreneurs and high-level/high-profile professionals/executives. She regularly advises clients in diverse industries in New York City, ranging from finance and media (film and digital), to health care and fashion. Ms. Jung's niche practice has developed a loyal following among clients who seek sophisticated legal counsel through unexpected crises involving the breakdown of work relationships and partnerships. Ms. Jung is effective in obtaining robust compensation and negotiated exits for executive- and senior-level clients who are embroiled in highly sensitive employment disputes. She is tenacious in advocating for employees who have been wrongfully terminated, harassed, and/or retaliated against in the workplace.
As a trial attorney with the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., Ms. Jung co-managed trial teams & investigations for high-profile matters in Federal District Courts in various jurisdictions throughout the U.S. and U.S. territories. She 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. Prior to founding her own law firm, Ms. Jung served as the non-profit civil rights law firm New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Inc.'s lead counsel in numerous impact litigation and class action matters involving New York state agencies and public officials.
Ms. Jung regularly mentors and conducts leadership development training for high school, college, and law school students from underserved communities. She has extensive experience in providing pro bono legal advocacy and representation to many low-income, often limited English proficient (LEP) residents of New York and Washington, D.C. In the months following the September 11, 2001 attacks in downtown Manhattan, Ms. Jung volunteered with the American Red Cross as a Spanish and Korean interpreter for those survivors and victims' families seeking emergency relief services.
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; Legal Task Force)
The National Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation (Leadership Development Institute Facilitator)