Arbitration Award of Nearly $1,000,000 in Landslide Case

Los Angeles, CA — January 2010

Lee & Tran’s client was recently awarded nearly $1 million at the end of a two-year arbitration with JAMS. The case, involving seven different parties, arises out of a massive landslide that occurred in Orange County a few years ago. The parties went through several lawsuits, appeals, and mediations before agreeing to submit their disputes to binding arbitration before the former Presiding Judge of the Orange County Superior Court.

This achievement is the latest in a string of successful results obtained by Firm lawyers in arbitration proceedings. Firm lawyers have previously obtained several victories in proceedings before leading arbitration institutions in the world, including JAMS, American Arbitration Association, International Chamber of Commerce, and New York Stock Exchange.

Firm Starts Patent Litigation Group Headed by Former Big Firm Partner

Los Angeles, CA — January 2010

LTL is pleased to welcome Steven Hansen to head its Patent Litigation Practice Group. Steve has the distinction of making partner after only three years out of law school at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges, consistently recognized as among the leading patent litigation firms in the country. At Quinn Emanuel, Steve successfully represented major companies such as Mentor, Applied Materials, and Eaton Corporation in several high-stakes patent disputes. Steve holds a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School (magna cum laude) and a B.S.E. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Prior to attending law school, Steve was a process engineer and process control engineer for Amoco Oil Company. He has experience in a wide variety of technologies, including lubricant chemistries, polyalkylene glycols, alkylene oxide production processes, oil refining, exhaust aftertreatment, nucleic acid isolation and purification, molecular diagnostic testing, protein chemistry, biosensors, nanotechnology, transdermal drug delivery, rapid prototyping, immunoassays, bicycle components, vehicle lifts, polymers, pressure sensitive adhesives, medical devices, scanning electron microscopy, vehicle safety systems, remote controls, and business methods.

Also joining the LTL Patent Litigation Practice Group is Edward Quon. Ed, a graduate of Yale University (B.S. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry) and University of Southern California (J.D.) was a formerly a patent litigator with intellectual property powerhouses Manatt, Phelps & Phillips and Kenyon & Kenyon. Ed’s patent litigation and prosecution experience includes a broad range of technologies, including biotechnology, pharmaceutical processes and products, Internet and e-commerce, data storage, access, and synchronization, wired and wireless e-mail, wired and wireless networks, music recognition and downloads, encryption and copy protection, analog and digital signal processing, computer software, hardware, and peripherals, and other mechanical and electrical devices.

LTL Partner Enoch Liang remarked: “The LTL Patent Litigation Practice Group was established to respond to our clients’ increasingly vital intellectual property needs and assets. With the addition of Steve and Ed, I believe that our patent litigators have the know-how and experience comparable to our counterparts at major law firms to handle sophisticated “bet the company” patent disputes.” The LTL Patent Litigation Practice Group is indeed off to an impressive start. LTL has been retained to replace a major international law firm in three patent litigation matters spanning several states, including a protracted dispute against Google.

Cal State University Retains Firm as Employment Counsel

Los Angeles, CA — January 2010

The California State University has retained Lee & Tran to defend CSU”the largest public university system in the country”in a number of employment lawsuits filed in Southern California. Lee & Tran, a minority-owned law firm, is honored to be chosen by the CSU via the California Minority Counsel Program. The CMCP’s mission is to promote diversity in the legal profession by, among other things, encouraging companies and public entities to retain qualified minority counsel for their legal needs. Lee & Tran has obtained successful results for CSU in the lawsuits handled by the Firm so far. CSU is just the latest in a series of leading companies or entities that have retained Lee & Tran”with great success”via the CMCP. The others include Hilton Hotels Corporation and the Walt Disney Company.

Firm Partner Selected To Participate In State Bar’s First Leadership Training Program

Los Angeles, CA — January 2010

Lee & Tran is pleased to announce that partner K. Luan Tran was among twelve attorneys selected to be a Scholar in the State Bar of California’s Access & Fairness Leadership Academy (AFLA). The AFLA is the State Bar’s first comprehensive program to provide leadership training to a group of promising attorneys from diverse backgrounds who aspire to become leaders in the legal profession.

“This is an excellent opportunity for Luan to build upon his already proven skills and leadership ability,” said Firm Partner James M. Lee. “Luan has already demonstrated keen leadership ability both in his caseload and in community affairs. There is no doubt that the AFLA will further advance him in the legal profession.”

Luan was chosen to be a Scholar in the AFLA by an Advisory Committee of prominent members of the profession and judiciary. The AFLA training will take place in four workshops over a one-year period, including three workshops at major State Bar events, the first being the Leadership Forum in June 2004 and ending with the State Bar Spring Summit in June 2005.

Firm Moves to Larger Office Spaces at 601 S. Figueroa Street

Los Angeles, CA — January 2010

The Firm is pleased to announce that it is moving its offices to 601 S. Figueroa, Suite 4025, Los Angeles, California 90017.

All telephone and fax numbers, as well as email addresses, will remain unchanged. The Firm’s new offices–at nearly 8,000 square feet–are over double the size of the Firm’s current offices, including state-of-the-art telecommunications, spacious conference rooms, and an advanced document scanning and digital filing system that will enable us to share documents with our clients online.

Partner James Lee stated: “Our new offices are not only in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, but will enable the Firm to continue its rapid growth. Having added four new attorneys in the last 6 months, the Firm needed more space. The new building will enable the Firm to grow thru at least 2013, and potentially through 2018.”

Firm Attorneys Obtain TRO Against City of Garden Grove

Los Angeles, CA — January 2010

K. Luan Tran has been selected by Daily Journal Extra, a leading legal publication serving both Northern and Southern California, as one of the state’s top 20 lawyers under the age of 40. Fifty thousand lawyers under the age of 40 in California were rated by their book of business, practice area, key victories and other noteworthy successes.

Mr. Tran was chosen for his legal victories in 2004, the recognitions he received from other organizations, and his extensive pro bono activities with the growing Vietnamese-American community.

“Luan is a wonderful litigator and we take great pride in the fact that he has been recognized for his skills,” said James M. Lee, co-founder of Lee & Tran. “We are also very proud that Luan has donated so much time, via his pro bono work, to further the interests of the Vietnamese-American community,” added Mr. Lee.

In addition to this prestigious selection by the Daily Journal, Mr. Tran was recently named among the “Best Lawyers Under 40” in America by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and “Rising Stars” in Southern California legal profession (along with Mr. Lee) by the Los Angeles Magazine.

Firm partner Luan Tran voted as one of America’s “Best Lawyers Under 40” by NAPABA–the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Los Angeles, CA — January 2010

Lee & Tran proudly announces that the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (www.napaba.org) has selected co-founding partner K. Luan Tran as one of America’s “Best Lawyers Under 40”.

With over 40,000 members, NAPABA is the nation’s largest association of Asian-Pacific American judges, in-house counsel, and attorneys in private practice and public service. According to the selection committee, Mr. Tran’s “inclusion in this esteemed list is testament to [his] significant accomplishments both in the legal arena and the Asian-Pacific American community.” The award will be officially given to Mr. Tran at NAPABA’s Annual Convention in Hawaii in November 2003. Partner James M. Lee stated: “It’s a great honor for Luan Tran. I know no one who works harder for his clients and his community. His experience and intellect help him get the very best possible results. He is a tireless advocate for those he represents.”

Firm Obtains $3 Million Arbitration Award in Joint Venture dispute

Los Angeles, CA — January 2010

A JAMS arbitrator recently awarded real properties and businesses worth $3 million to Lee & Tran’s client. The client filed suit for breach of fiduciary duty and breach of oral joint venture agreement arising out of a successful food business and related properties. After the parties agreed to arbitration, the arbitrator issued a twenty page award in favor of the Firm’s client after a two week long arbitration hearing.

Firm Adds Four New Attorneys

Los Angeles, CA — January 2010

2009 has been a year of significant growth for the Firm, adding 4 new lawyers, bringing the total number of lawyers to 10. The Firm’s recent additions include the following:

Richard Jun has joined the Firm as a corporate partner. Having served as the head attorney for a Korean entertainment conglomerate, CJ Entertainment America, he specializes in servicing the legal and business needs of Asian entertainment and media companies as well representing top creative talent in the industry. In addition, he has extensive experience in all facets of transactional law, having served as outside corporate counsel to a variety of companies across a multitude of industries and sizes. He is equally adept at advising start-up businesses as well as servicing the day-to-day legal needs of large multi-national corporations.

Richard received an A.B. with honors from Harvard University, and a J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law.

Thomas Suh has joined the Firm’s corporate and bankruptcy practice as counsel. Having held various senior management roles, Mr. Suh brings a unique combination of legal and business experience, allowing the Firm to provide its clients with an unmatched level of service. For example, Mr. Suh served as COO and General Counsel for DestinationRx, Inc, the exclusive healthcare back-end solutions provider for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Mr. Suh also co-founded and served as CEO or COO for two other successful businesses and first-movers in their respective spaces. Mr. Suh also served as a Judicial Extern to a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge in the Central District of California.

In addition to his extensive management experience, Mr. Suh possesses high-level consulting and client-service experiences through his prior affiliations with Morgan Stanley and Deloitte.

Mr. Suh obtained his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and his B.S. from the University of California, Los Angeles. Mr. Suh is fluent in Korean and Spanish.

Daniel Taylor recently joined the Firm as a litigation associate and member of the Firm’s Intellectual Property and Business Litigation practice groups. Mr. Taylor counsels clients regarding all aspects of civil litigation and appeals, with an emphasis on intellectual property cases involving trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Mr. Taylor also has extensive experience with matters involving fraud, commercial contracts, real property claims, corporate and partnership disputes, and employment law in both state and federal courts.

Mr. Taylor received his J.D. from the University of Southern California, where he was a Senior Editor for the Southern California Law Review. Prior to law school, he received a B.A. degree in History, with a minor in Professional Writing from the University of California at Santa Barbara, graduating with High Honors.

C. Jay Won has joined the Firm as a corporate partner. Mr. Won focuses on corporate and corporate finance matters, commercial finance in secured and unsecured transactions, real estate, and general transactional matters. Mr. Won personally operated several successful businesses, providing him with first-hand experience on what businesses want from an attorney.

Mr. Won participates in various aspects of community service and works with different religious organizations in church planting, homeless outreach, and youth outreach. Mr. Won also worked as a Deputy Director for Korean American Coalition, Los Angeles (KAC) for three years. He is currently a director for the KAC.

Mr. Won received his J.D. from UCLA, and his B.A. from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

Partner Enoch Liang stated: “The Firm is incredibly excited about its new attorneys. Together with the Firm’s new offices, we feel uniquely positioned to capitalize on emerging opportunities created by the current economic downturn.”

Cal State University Retains Firm as Employment Counsel

Los Angeles, CA — January 2010

The California State University has retained Lee & Tran to defend CSU”the largest public university system in the country”in a number of employment lawsuits filed in Southern California. Lee & Tran, a minority-owned law firm, is honored to be chosen by the CSU via the California Minority Counsel Program. The CMCP’s mission is to promote diversity in the legal profession by, among other things, encouraging companies and public entities to retain qualified minority counsel for their legal needs. Lee & Tran has obtained successful results for CSU in the lawsuits handled by the Firm so far. CSU is just the latest in a series of leading companies or entities that have retained Lee & Tran”with great success”via the CMCP. The others include Hilton Hotels Corporation and the Walt Disney Company.