Clinton Brook & Peed is pleased to announce the addition of two attorneys, David Chung and Kari Parks. Mr. Chung, who joins as Of Counsel in our Washington office, is an accomplished attorney and entrepreneur who will be focusing primarily on a specialized practice in matters before D.C.’s Alcohol Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA). After graduating from the University of Virginia School of Law, Mr. Chung represented multi-billion Fortune 50 companies in a number of transactional, regulatory, and litigation contexts, including antitrust and international aviation while an associate at one of the nation’s most prestigious law firms. After several years of practicing “BigLaw,” Mr. Chung pursued his interests as an entrepreneur in the hospitality industry, where he has owned and operated some of the hottest venues in Washington: Daedalus, kstreet lounge, George, Chinese Disco, Mason Inn and Capitale. During that period, he also handled multiple trials and was responsible for all labor, contract, litigation, tax, and regulatory matters related to those ventures.
In addition to his specialized ABRA practice at the Firm, Mr. Chung brings a long history of effective advocacy on behalf of the Asian American community. For example, he was hand-picked by three consecutive mayors (Mayor Williams, Mayor Fenty, and Mayor Gray) to serve as a Commissioner and Chairman of the D.C. Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Affairs. In that capacity, Mr. Chung advised the Mayor on government policies and programs, served as a liaison between government and private organizations, promoted public awareness of government programs, and headed the annual report on APIs to each Mayor. Mr. Chung’s experiences as a businessman, government appointee, and licensed attorney brings clients an immeasurable benefit to the Firm.
Kari Parks, who joins the form as a litigation associate in the Firm’s New York office, has experience in civil litigation, government regulatory investigations, and criminal defense. Ms. Parks started her career in the New York office Linklaters after her graduation from Northwestern University School of Law. Ms. Parks’ addition coincides with continued growth of the firm’s complex civil and criminal litigation practices, and increases the firm’s in-house capacity. With her excellent legal research abilities and knack for understanding factual nuance, we expect her to have an immediate impact on our practice.