ALM Media/Law.com (San Francisco)
Future of Law Reporter | Jan 2017 – Present
Worked to define and own a beat focused on the intersection of technology, finance, and the law. Writing for a broad legal audience about policy and litigation related to government surveillance, internet law, EU privacy law, blockchain technology, and how tech is forcing changes in the legal profession. Also reported deeply on the growing litigation finance industry. Started ALM’s first podcast series, “Unprecedented,” and launched a weekly email news briefing now with hundreds of subscribers. My work appears on Law.com, The Recorder, The National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, and other ALM Media outlets.
California Litigation Reporter | Mar 2016 – Jan 2017
Covering major business litigation involving Silicon Valley companies primarily for The Recorder, an ALM publication focused on the California legal community. Wrote in depth about legal challenges facing Uber and Lyft drivers in class actions over worker classification, and led a team of reporters in investigating the lack of diversity in the private arbitration industry.
Inside U.S. Trade (Washington D.C.)
Managing Editor | Jul 2014 – Feb 2016
Worked with the chief editor to oversee a small, collaborative newsroom, help develop story leads, and guide coverage of international trade policy developments in Washington and around the world. Ensured consistent delivery of stories to the web while maintaining a commitment to relevant, in-depth coverage. Continued reporting duties, pursuing enterprise stories on major trade negotiations.
Staff Reporter | Jan 2011 – Jun 2014
Reported extensively on U.S. trade relations with Europe and Asia, the politics of trade on Capitol Hill, the World Trade Organization, and the global impact of U.S. agriculture policy. Juggled priorities to meet multiple deadlines, and edited colleagues’ stories for content and structure. Successfully carried out solo reporting assignments on location in the EU, Vietnam, and Singapore.
The Christian Science Monitor and other outlets (Seoul)
Freelance Correspondent | May 2009 – Nov 2010
Developed and pursued story ideas independently as a South Korea-based freelancer for The Christian Science Monitor, The Diplomat (Tokyo), The JoongAng Daily (Seoul) and Asia Sentinel (Hong Kong). Subject matter included domestic politics, outdoor sports, international adoption, education and North Korean aggression. Also contributed reporting to The Associated Press bureau in Seoul and was a regular blogger for the Monitor.
Yonhap News Agency (Seoul)
Staff Copy Editor | Jun 2008 – May 2010
Worked with a small team to edit and consistently improve the quality of the copy of the English desk at South Korea’s national news wire. Quickly turned around urgent reports on the stock market and North Korean military activity while maintaining commitment to clarity and accuracy. Also wrote and recorded daily radio news segments posted to the web.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
BA, Journalism | 2007
Korean Language Institute (non-degree) | 2004-2005
Jesse H. Neal Award
- Best Range of Work by a Single Author, 2018, Future of Law reporting
American Society of Business Publication Editors (Azbee Award)
- National Bronze, Regional Gold (Pacific) Impact/Investigative Reporting, 2017, “ADR Business Wakes Up to Glaring Deficit of Diversity.”
- Regional Gold, General Interest Feature, 2017, “Backlash: How a judge became the center of a nationwide uproar.”
California News Publishers Association
- First Place, Enterprise News Story or Series, 2017, “How Jones Day Unmasked a Litigation Funding Deal & Won.”
- First Place, Coverage of Business News, 2016, Uber driver class action settlement coverage.
- Second Place, Non-profile Feature Story, 2016, “Backlash: How a judge became the center of a nationwide uproar.”