SAN FRANCISCO, CA (August 19, 2014) – John S. Hong, an attorney in the San Francisco office of Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has been elected Regional Governor and member of the Board of Directors of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA). John will serve a two-year term.
“This is a great accomplishment,” said Jennifer Walt, San Francisco office managing shareholder. “John is an excellent attorney with exceptional leadership abilities. We are confident that his involvement will be beneficial to the overarching goals of NAPABA. On behalf of the firm, we congratulate John.”
“I am excited to take on a leadership role and to serve on the Board of Directors for NAPABA,” added John. “I look forward to advocating on behalf of the interests of the Northern California affiliates of NAPABA and helping to advance the regional and national overall mission.”
At Littler, John represents clients on a wide variety of matters in all areas of labor and employment law, including wage and hour, harassment and discrimination claims, human resource decisions and class action litigation. John represents employers before state and federal courts, as well as administrative courts, including the California Labor Commissioner, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Department of Labor and the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board.
Active in the legal community, Hong is currently president (2014-2015) of the Korean American Bar Association of Northern California. John also serves as a member of the Labor and Employment Law Advisory Board for the University of San Francisco School of Law. He received his J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law and his B.A. from Davidson College.
NAPABA is the national association of Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law professors and law students. It represents the interests of over 40,000 attorneys and 68 state and local Asian Pacific American bar associations. Through its national network of committees and affiliates, NAPABA provides a strong voice for increased diversity of the federal and state judiciaries, advocates for equal opportunity in the workplace, works to eliminate hate crimes and anti-immigrant sentiment, and promotes the professional development of people of color in the legal profession.
Littler is the largest global employment and labor law practice, with more than 1,000 attorneys in over 60 offices worldwide. Littler represents management in all aspects of employment and labor law and serves as a single-source solution provider to the global employer community. Consistently recognized in the industry as a leading and innovative law practice, Littler has been litigating, mediating and negotiating some of the most influential employment law cases and labor contracts on record for over 70 years. Littler Global is the collective trade name for an international legal practice, the practicing entities of which are separate and distinct professional firms.