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Wiley’s Peter Hyun Elected President-Elect of APABA-DC

Largest Association of Asian Pacific American Attorneys in the Washington, DC Area
July 14, 2020

Washington, DC – Wiley Rein LLP is pleased to announce that Peter S. Hyun, partner in the firm’s White Collar Defense & Government Investigations Practice, has been elected President-Elect of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of the Greater Washington, D.C. Area (APABA-DC). Mr. Hyun’s term, which coincides with the 40th anniversary year of APABA-DC, begins August 1, 2020. Following his one-year term as President-Elect, Mr. Hyun will serve as APABA-DC President for the 2021-2022 term.

Mr. Hyun is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia’s U.S. Attorney’s Office, Assistant Attorney General in the New York Attorney General’s office, and Chief Counsel to U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein on the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. He represents individuals and entities in government enforcement actions, congressional investigations, and State Attorneys General investigations, providing strategic advice on how to navigate multifront, parallel investigations and legal compliance issues.

Mr. Hyun was recently named by The Legal 500 US a “recommended lawyer” in Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense. He also was selected as a member of the 2020 class of Fellows in the landmark program created by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), which identifies, trains, and advances the next generation of leaders in the legal profession. Mr. Hyun is an active member of the Council of Korean Americans, and has been appointed to the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force for the Federal Bar Association and the American Bar Association’s Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council. He also was appointed to the Public Policy Committee for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).

A board member of APABA-DC since 2019, Mr. Hyun also serves as the current co-chair of APABA-DC’s Partners & Senior Counsel Committee. In that role, he co-moderated two virtual panel programs as part of APABA-DC’s annual discussion with distinguished Asian Pacific American jurists on June 30 and July 9.

APABA-DC is the oldest and largest association of Asian Pacific American attorneys in the Washington, DC area. Since its founding in 1981, APABA-DC’s membership has grown into a network of hundreds of lawyers, law professors, law students, and other interested individuals. Membership in APABA-DC automatically includes membership in the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), which represents over 40,000 Asian Pacific American attorneys nationwide through its local affiliates, including APABA-DC.

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