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Pro Bono

  • Co-founder and co-chair of the Alliance for Asian American Justice, a national consortium of over 90 leading law firms and General Counsels of public companies devoted to pro bono services for each victim of anti-Asian violence in the United States.

  • Recipient of the Legal Aid’s Pro Bono award for leading the team that exonerated a defendant who had been wrongly convicted of murder in state court and who had already spent over a decade in prison.

  • Utilizing an unprecedented interpretation of the Individuals with Disability Education Act, Mr. Park obtained a preliminary injunction requiring school district to fund tuition enabling client learning-disabled child to attend appropriate private school education during pendency of litigation. Case was later settled on terms that required the district to continue to fund private education through graduation, as well as hundreds of thousands of dollars to the parents.

  • Persuaded the U.S. Attorney’s Office to nolle (or dismiss) an indictment against an indigent defendant facing 15 years in prison based on Mr. Park’s independent factual investigation of the circumstances surrounding the incident.

  • For over 12 years, Mr. Park has served on the board of Appleseed or its affiliate, New York Appleseed, a not-for-profit organization that has as one of its signature projects the integration of New York City’s public school system.

  • Member of the Criminal Justice Act panel in the Southern District of New York for several years, representing indigent defendants in federal court.

Professional Associations

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers (admitted 2006)

  • Chair, Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel (SDNY)

  • Board Member, New York Federal Defenders

  • Board Member, New York Council of Defense Lawyers

  • Former Commissioner on the Civilian Complaint Review Board overseeing the conduct of the world’s largest police force, the New York City Police Department

  • One of 40 leading lawyers in New York City who were appointed by the board of federal judges in the Southern District of NY to help devise a pilot program for complex litigation in federal court

  • Member, Federal Bar Council

  • Member, Asian American Bar Association of New York

  • Member, Council of Korean Americans

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