Law School/Year: J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2006
College/Year: A.B. in Sociology, Brown University, magna cum laude, 2003
Complex Business Litigation
Jenny Junghwa Yoo's practice focuses on complex business litigation, including trade secrets, unfair competition and commercial contracts. She has also provided pro bono representation of unaccompanied detained children in U.S. Immigration Court for reunification with their families, and assisted the Institute for Justice in an eminent domain case against the city of National City. Yoo also served as a legal intern with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Cairo, Egypt, where she researched and wrote a paper proposing the ratification of the 1951 United Nations convention relating to the status of refugees and its 1967 protocol among members of the league of Arab states.
Korean American Bar Association of San Diego, founder and president
Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego, member
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