Kwan Park’s practice focuses on employment and labor litigation and counseling.
Kwan has represented clients in both defensive and affirmative trade secret misappropriation and employee mobility matters. He has, for example, successfully opposed a preliminary injunction motion in a lawsuit involving claims related to the alleged breach of a non-compete by the plaintiff’s former senior executive in China. Kwan has defended clients against claims of employee and customer raiding and unfair competition and has also investigated and prosecuted claims in matters involving the misappropriation of proprietary and confidential information by former employees.
In addition to trade secret misappropriation and employee mobility matters, Kwan has defended employers against a wide-range of employment-related claims such as discrimination, whistleblower retaliation, and independent contractor misclassification, including successfully defending through a successful summary judgment motion a pattern and practice age and national origin discrimination case for a transnational technology company. Kwan has represented employers at the bargaining table during negotiations with unions and in labor arbitration and has defended clients against unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board. Kwan also has experience litigating complex wage and hour actions across the nation and has represented clients before the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement and the California Employment Development Department.
During law school, Kwan served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Edward J. Davila in the Northern District of California. He has also worked as a Ford Foundation Fellow for the National Health Law Program and as an intern at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the National Labor Relations Board.
Kwan is a graduate of Stanford Law School, where he was an articles editor of the Stanford Law Review. He received his B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University’s ILR School.
Kwan is fluent in Korean and is admitted to practice in California and New York.Show More