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University of St. Thomas School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2008
St. Catherine University, B.A., Music and French, magna cum laude, 2004
U.S. District Court, D. Minn., 2008
U.S. District Court, E.D. Tex., 2016
U.S. District Court, E.D. Wisc., 2020
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 assist clients with a wide range of privacy issues, from website privacy policies to incident response. 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.
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.
I represent clients in connection with data security and privacy matters, and am well-versed in data privacy laws and enforcement in jurisdictions in the United States and around the world.
Pro Bono Service, 2015, 2017-2018
International Association of Korean Lawyers, 2018
Vice President, Korean Affairs