Charles Jung, Executive Director of the California Asian Pacific American (APA) Bar Association and organizer with the Asian Justice Movement, joins Jerry to talk about growing up in the Midwest (and Korea!), his journey through law and becoming a lawyer, and being part of the Asian American community in the Bay Area.. Listen in as Charles and Jerry talk about the Korean American experience, advocating for the voiceless in our community, and what we can do to take action to protect each other.
Charles Jung is passionate about community mobilization and public policy. His day job is as a trial lawyer at Nassiri & Jung LLP, where he both defends wage and hour/employment cases and represents in- house lawyers and executives in their workplace disputes. Charles is a frequent commentator in the legal press on the topics of class actions, arbitration, and employment law. He graduated with Distinction from Stanford Law School, where he was an Articles Editor for the Stanford Law Review. He earned his B.A. from Duke University, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He earned his Master’s from the Harvard Kennedy School, where he was a Kennedy Fellow. His honors and awards include: being named a Top 100 Northern California Attorney every year since 2013, and inclusion in the list of Super Lawyers® or Rising Stars by Northern California Super Lawyers every year since 2009. Charles is Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent® (5.0 out of 5.0) by Martindale-Hubbell® in Litigation, Labor and Employment, and Class Actions. He serves as an At-Large Board Member for NAPABA, an officer of AABA Greater Bay Area, a Co-Chair or Executive Committee member for the SSF sections of both the Bar Association of San Francisco and the California State Bar, an IAKL Regional Governor, and an Elections Commissioner for the City and County of San Francisco.
Episode 161 with Charles Jung is a 10 part special series with Stand with Asian Americans entitled "Dear Asian Americans, What Now?" exploring what we are going through as a community during the past two+ years amidst the rising anti-Asian violence and hate crimes. We thank our friends at SwAA for their support of Dear Asian Americans.
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