I represent businesses in a wide range of disputes, with a significant number of my cases involving complex intellectual property, and technology litigation. Prior to joining Winthrop & Weinstine, I was employed at a boutique law firm in Seoul, South Korea specializing in health care and pharmaceuticals.
Now more than ever, data and technology are involved in every part of our lives. They affect how we work, how we eat, and even how we sleep. And because of its pervasiveness in our lives, technology is the subject of near-constant legal changes and challenges. For my litigation clients in the technology space, the success of their businesses can depend on things like defending trade secrets and enforcing commercialization agreements. I enjoy navigating the constantly changing landscape of new information and technologies within a legal framework to help my clients further their business goals.
As part of my technology practice, I also do work related to data protection and privacy. I first became aware of data privacy issues in the legal context while doing discovery in a Minnesota litigation matter with documents stored in France. My interest in data protection and privacy continued to grow as the GDPR came into effect. Having lived abroad in both France and South Korea, I am particularly interested in the international privacy issues implicated in business transactions, data transfers, and litigation discovery. I am also a Certified Information Privacy Professional / United States (CIPP/US) and a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our two young children. I am also active in the international Korean adoptee community and am a Regional Governor for the International Association of Korean Lawyers.
Honors & Awards
MSBA North Star Lawyer
Pro Bono Service, 2015, 2017-2018
Public Interest / Pro Bono Lawyer Award
International Association of Korean Lawyers, 2018
Associations & Memberships
International Association of Privacy Professionals
International Korean Adoptee Associations
Vice President, Korean Affairs
International Association of Korean Lawyers
Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Federal Bar Association