Perspectiva General

James Y. Lee represents and counsels employers in all aspects of employment and labor law. James’ practice ranges from proactive counseling to litigation, with a focus on discrimination, retaliation and harassment, wage and hour, labor negotiations and disputes, and internal investigations. 

Prior to joining Littler, James served as deputy general counsel for a major transportation company where he led strategy on labor and employment disputes, among other responsibilities. Prior to his inhouse role, he served as lead counsel on behalf of a tractor trailer manufacturer, an industrial cement manufacturer, a cosmetics company, and an energy contractor in their products and mass torts liability cases in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. 

A loyal and capable advocate, James prides himself on his ability to provide practical solutions to navigate complicated issues.

Afiliaciones Profesionales y Comunitarias

Northeast Regional Governor

Board of Governers

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA)


Alt. Regional Governor

Board of Governors

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA)



Board of Governors

Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York (KALAGNY)



Litigation Committee

Asian American Bar Association of Greater New York (AABANY)



KALAGNY 33rd Anniversary Gala



Named, Ones to Watch

The Best Lawyers in America®


News, Analysis & Press

Using Missing Facts As A Defense In NYC Asbestos Suits


January 6, 2020

Speaking Engagements

Lawyers Panel

Allies in Recruiting (AIR)

September 28, 2022

How to Get a Small/Mid-Sized Firm Job

Asian American Bar Association of New York

July 20, 2022


  • J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2012
  • M.S., University of Pennsylvania, 2013
  • B.A., Temple University, 2005


  • Korean

Admisión de la barra

New Jersey
New York


  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York