Officers of 2018-2020

current officersmeet the board
Pierce Lee

Pierce Lee

President

plee@crowell.com

Pierce Lee is an associate in Crowell & Moring’s International Trade Group and resident in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. His practice focuses on all areas of trade remedies, including antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations, customs compliance, international trade litigation, and import relief actions under Section 201 (safeguard), Section 232 (national security), and Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974.

Rina Kim

Rina Kim

Vice President

rkim@proskauer.com

As a Litigation associate, M. Rina Kim focuses on various securities and commercial litigation issues surrounding financial statements, disclosures, materiality analysis and internal and governmental investigations. Rina gained valuable auditing and forensic accounting training and experience in her previous work as a manager at KPMG Forensic Services.

Brian Lee

Brian Lee

Treasurer & Communications Chair

brian.lee@alston.com

Brian offers solution-driven guidance and strategies to health care clients for regulatory and legislative issues. As a former consultant advising on congressional and administrative action, he has an edge when providing counsel to clients on federal reimbursement policies and federal regulations.

Allison In

Allison In

Secretary

ain@sidley.com 

ALLISON IN is a member of the Environmental practice group in Washington, D.C. Her practice focuses on assisting a broad range of clients with many aspects of environmental matters, including regulatory compliance, rulemaking challenges and litigation. She has experience representing clients in federal and state court and before administrative tribunals in connection with air quality, oil and gas, water pollution, land use and soil contamination. Allison brings to the table three engineering degrees, including a master’s from MIT, allowing her to tackle the most complex environmental issues in the auto sector, energy industry and other highly regulated industries.

Charles Hwang

Charles Hwang

General Counsel

chwang@crowell.com 

Charles C. Hwang¬†is a partner in the firm’s Tax Group. Resident in the D.C. office, Mr. Hwang joined the firm in 1994.¬†¬†Mr. Hwang is an experienced transactional tax lawyer. He has reviewed and assisted in the negotiation and drafting of numerous merger agreements, stock purchase agreements, asset purchase agreements, partnership, joint venture and limited liability company agreements, contribution agreements, and executive compensation agreements, and has provided tax advice in connection with many other transactions, including rollover transactions, loans, and start-ups. Representative transactions including acquisitions of publicly held corporations, restructuring¬†and¬†sale of distressed businesses,¬†formation¬†of consortia to trade financial derivatives, restructuring of international operations, and taxable and tax-free mergers and reorganizations.

Christine Han

Christine Han

KABA Gala Committee Chair

han.christine.d@gmail.com 

Christine is a Trial Attorney in the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor in the Plan Benefits Security Division.  At the U.S. Department of Labor, she has worked on a variety of rulemaking assignments, as well as trial and appellate litigation in the Office of Legal Counsel, the Management and Administrative Legal Services Division, Fair Labor Standards Division, as well as the Division of Mine Safety and Health.

Asher Keam

Asher Keam

KABA Gala Committee Chair & Public Interest Committee Chair

jkim@ballstonlegal.com

Asher is the owner of Ballston Legal PLLC.  His pratice includes criminal/traffic defense, domestic violence, government contract/procurement, and immigration matters, in the northern Virginia and the Washington DC areas.  

Ashley Kwon

Ashley Kwon

Membership Committee Chair

 

akwon@cov.com

Ashley Kwon concentrates her practice in various areas of intellectual property law, including strategic patent counseling, patent litigation, and intellectual property policy and law reform. She advises life sciences clients on patent validity and infringement, conducts due diligence investigations, and serves as a consultant on patent issues in corporate transactions. Ms. Kwon also has experience representing a wide variety of clients in high-stakes patent litigation actions, from pre-litigation case assessment through trial.

Nathan Park

Nathan Park

Networking and Social Committee Chair & Scholarship Committee Chair

 

nathan.park@kobrekim.com 

S. Nathan Park is a versatile litigator who has handled every type of complex financial litigation, including cross-border matters involving securities and derivatives. He often represents Korea-based clients in connection with regulatory investigations involving U.S. and local authorities. He also has experience with international judgment enforcement and international arbitration.

Leah Min

Leah Min

Networking and Social Committee Chair

lmin@kslaw.com

Leah Min is a member of the firm’s Government Matters practice group with a focus on environmental compliance issues. Her work includes representing automotive manufacturing clients in diverse environmental counseling, including complex federal and state government agency investigations, and developing and advising on compliance programs.

Alex Brown

Alex Brown

Career Development Committee Chair

 

Alex specializes in executive searches for law firms. Among his areas of expertise are intellectual property, energy law, and litigation.¬† With more than 15 years of experience as a ‚Äúrainmaker,‚ÄĚ Alex enjoys the thrill of developing relationships with attorneys and firms to create the best solution for their hiring or business development needs.

xanderthomasbrown@gmail.com 

 

Gabriel Choi

Gabriel Choi

Law Student Committee Chair

 

gc776@georgetown.edu

Gabriel is a J.D. 2020, at Georgetown University Law Center.  Gabriel plans to pursue a career in corporate law.  Prior to moving to DC for law school, Gabriel worked in a startup consulting environment where he advised companies in their pre-launch stage.  Gabriel received his B.S.M. in Marketing and English Literature from Tulane University.

Jenny Jeong

Jenny Jeong

Law Student Committee Chair

 

bjeong@law.gwu.edu 

Boseul¬†“Jenny”¬†Jeong¬†is a J.D. 2020, at the George Washington University Law School. She is interested in cross-border litigation and transactions. Jenny¬†interned at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.¬†¬†Prior to law school, she worked at non-profit organizations in Korea researching variety of issues including labor trafficking in fishing industries and asylum application system in Europe.¬† Jenny received her BA in International Affairs and Political Science.