Vedder Price

Jeanah Park

Shareholder

Jeanah Park is a Shareholder at Vedder Price and a member of the firm’s Litigation practice area and Antitrust and Competition and Financial Services sub-practice groups.

She counsels and represents clients in a wide variety of business and employment disputes, including commercial contract, wrongful discharge, securities, intellectual property and business tort disputes.

Ms. Park has extensive experience in a variety of complex commercial litigation, class action and employment matters, including counseling clients and litigating issues pertaining to the protection of trade secrets, the enforcement of restrictive covenants, defending allegations of securities fraud, and other business tort matters in both state and federal courts. Ms. Park also counsels clients concerning privacy and data security issues in connection with employee trade secret misappropriation issues. Ms. Park has successfully argued several motions and appeals at the trial and appellate levels, including the Illinois Appellate Court and the federal district courts in the Northern District of Illinois, the Eastern District of Texas (Marshall and Texarkana divisions), the Districts of Delaware and Minnesota, and the Southern Districts of Ohio and Indiana.

Ms. Park has obtained favorable bench and jury verdicts, injunctive relief and summary judgment on behalf of clients seeking to protect their trade secrets and to enforce employee restrictive covenants. She has extensive experience in state and federal motion and discovery practice and has obtained sanctions on behalf of clients based on discovery violations, including spoliation of evidence. Ms. Park regularly counsels clients on litigation avoidance and provides cost-effective, practical advice in litigation prevention.

Ms. Park also serves on the Firm’s Associate Hiring Committee, the Associate Evaluation Committee and the Diversity Committee. In 2015, Ms. Park assisted in creating  the Firm’s women’s affinity group, “Women at Vedder Empowering Success,” (WAVES) and serves as the Chicago office chair of WAVES.

Ms. Park is co-author of a chapter in the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education’s Business and Commercial Litigation practice handbook, published in 2007, 2009, 2012 and most recently in 2014. In addition to her legal work, Ms. Park is active in the community. She is President of the Board of Directors of Asian Human Services, a non-profit social services agency that provides health care, education, employment and other services to underserved immigrant and refugee populations in the Chicago area. She also recently served as President of the Asian American Bar Association of Greater Chicago, the Midwest’s largest association of Asian American attorneys, judges and law students.

Jeanah Park

Shareholder

Education

  • University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 2002, cum laude
  • Northwestern University, B.A., 1998

Jeanah Park

Shareholder

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2002

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2016
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, including Trial Bar, 2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 2011

Affiliations

  • President, Board of Directors, Asian Human Services
  • Past President, Asian American Bar Association of Greater Chicago
  • Member, Labor and Employment Law Committee, Federal Bar Association, Chicago Chapter

Jeanah Park

Shareholder