James Y. Lee

Biography

James Lee is an attorney with a wide breadth of experience in litigation and transactional matters. He has successfully guided all sizes of businesses in formation, through governance and employment issues, as well as represented their interests in complex commercial disputes. Mr. Lee additionally has had enormous success in representing corporations in defending against many different types of lawsuits including product liability, environmental compliance, construction defect, employment and discrimination claims, contract and business disputes, and professional liability claims. A loyal and capable advocate, Mr. Lee prides himself on his abilities to advise his clients in solving sophisticated problems with practical and measured strategies. 

Services

Education

  • Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law  (J.D.)
  • University of Pennsylvania  (M.S.)
    • Social Policy
  • Temple University  (B.A., magna cum laude)
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania

Courts

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Professional Affiliations

  • Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York (KALAGNY)
    • Board of Governors
  • Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY)
    • Co-Chair, Litigation Committee
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA)
    • Alternate Regional Governor for the North East (2019, 2020)

Presentations

  • Co-Chair of the National Asian American Bar Association’s North East Regional Conference - Trial Advocacy Program (September 2019)
  • Senior Chair of the Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York’s 33rd Anniversary Gala (June 2019)
  • Co-Chair of the Trial Advocacy Program, Asian American Bar Association of New York Fall Conference (September 2018)
  • Program Chair, "Perspectives on Effective Appellate Advocacy," Asian American Bar Association of New York Fall Conference (September 2018)
  • Designee, Chair (Group 3 Subcommittee), 2017 New York State Supreme Court, Independent Judiciary Screening Panel - New York County Democratic Committee
  • Program Chair, Moderator, "Redefining Personal Jurisdiction post-Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court of California," Asian American Bar Association of New York Fall Conference (September 2017)
  • Co-Chair of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association's North East Regional Conference (August 2016)
  • Logistics Co-Chair of the Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York's Annual Gala (2014, 2015, 2016)