Josephine Tung

Associate

Chicago
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Overview

Josephine Tung focuses her litigation practice on complex commercial litigation and internal investigations, with experience representing Fortune 500 companies in investigations and related civil litigation, as well as corporate clients and private entities in complex litigation matters. Sensitive to client concerns, Josephine concentrates on providing quality advocacy and counseling clients efficiently and proactively.

Prior to earning her J.D., Josephine gained valuable legal experience as a law clerk in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California, Criminal Division, General Crimes Unit. She also served as a paralegal with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, Civil Division, Civil Fraud Unit, where she helped conduct federal investigations involving healthcare and mortgage fraud.

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  • Represented a Fortune 500 financial services company in an SEC investigation. Conducted significant investigation in three different states and one foreign jurisdiction, involving five years’ worth of documents, and hundreds of thousands of emails. Developed case strategy and conducted investigative interviews with high-level executives in order to help build the case from the ground up.
  • Managed large teams of document reviewers to better serve in cost-sensitive matters.
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Experience

  • Represented a Fortune 500 financial services company in an SEC investigation. Conducted significant investigation in three different states and one foreign jurisdiction, involving five years’ worth of documents, and hundreds of thousands of emails. Developed case strategy and conducted investigative interviews with high-level executives in order to help build the case from the ground up.
  • Managed large teams of document reviewers to better serve in cost-sensitive matters.
  • Wrote winning state and federal court motions to dismiss in complex commercial litigation.  
  • Helped prepare witnesses for SEC and DOJ testimony.

Recognitions and Memberships

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Community

  • New York University, Lawyer-Alumni Mentoring Program: Member and Mentor
  • University of Michigan Law School, Student Funded Fellowship: Board Member
  • Michigan Unemployment Insurance Project: Member

Pro Bono

  • Works on Section 1983 claims on behalf of prisoners.
  • Provides pro bono services to eligible clients through Lawyers for the Creative Arts and Cabrini Green Legal Aid. 

Prior Positions

  • Perkins Coie LLP
    • Associate (2014 to 2016) 
    • Summer Associate (2013)
  • U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California, Criminal Division, General Crimes Unit: Law Clerk (2012)
  • U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, Civil Division, Civil Fraud Unit: Paralegal Specialist (2009 to 2011)

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Illinois

Education

  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2013, cum laude
  • B.A., Politics, New York University, 2009, cum laude