Selyn Hong

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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F Street Northwest 975
Washington 20004 DC US

Selyn Hong is an associate in Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Washington D.C. office and a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group.  Ms. Hong’s practice focuses on employment litigation including the defense of wage and hour class and collective actions arising out of alleged violations of the California Labor Code and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Ms. Hong’s practice also focuses on defending claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination brought as single-plaintiff, multi-plaintiff, or class actions under federal and state laws.

Additionally, Ms. Hong has experience litigating actions arising out of alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and analogous state laws affecting background screening. Ms. Hong has had extensive previous experience litigating disputes involving contracts, business torts, white collar crime, bankruptcy, securities, insurance coverage, municipal law, environmental law, defamation, and public accommodations discrimination.

Prior to joining Seyfarth Shaw, Ms. Hong worked for the in-house legal department of a rapidly growing e-commerce company where she negotiated and revised contracts, updated the privacy policy and terms of use, and provided legal advice on numerous issues including employment, contracts, marketing, intellectual property, and privacy.  She was also a member of the Privacy, Data Breach & Cybersecurity Practice Group at her prior law firm.

Ms. Hong received her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law and B.A. from Yale University. During law school, she served as an editor of the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, co-chaired the Domestic Violence Project, and advocated for domestic violence survivors in court under the Courtroom Advocates Project.

Ms. Hong was recently named to the 2014 Lawyers of Color Hotlist, which recognizes early- to mid-career attorneys excelling in the legal profession.  She is CIPP/US certified and a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Ms. Hong maintains an active pro bono practice and is committed to community service. She volunteered at the New York Asian Women’s Center from 2002 – 2014.

Education:

  • J.D., Columbia Law School (2007)
    • Editor, Columbia Journal of Gender and Law
    • Co-President, The Domestic Violence Project
    • Volunteer Advocate, Courtroom Advocates Project
  • B.A., Yale College (2002)

Affiliations:

  • American Bar Association
  • The Bar Association of San Francisco
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals

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