Overview

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.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Northeast Regional Governor

Board of Governers

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA)

2021-2022

Alt. Regional Governor

Board of Governors

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA)

2019-2021

Governor

Board of Governors

Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York (KALAGNY)

2019-2022

Co-Chair

Litigation Committee

Asian American Bar Association of Greater New York (AABANY)

2018-2020

Chair

KALAGNY 33rd Anniversary Gala

2019

News, Analysis & Press

Using Missing Facts As A Defense In NYC Asbestos Suits

Law360

January 6, 2020

Speaking Engagements

How to Get a Small/Mid-Sized Firm Job

Asian American Bar Association of New York

July 20, 2022

Education

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

Languages

  • Korean

Bar Admission

Pennsylvania
New Jersey
New York

Courts

  • 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