Director, Minami Tamaki Yamauchi Kwok & Lee Foundation
Jack W. Lee, a Partner with Minami Tamaki LLP, has specialized in employment, consumer fraud, antitrust and civil rights law for over 35 years. Mr. Lee is a recognized expert in class actions and employment law.
Mr. Lee has extensive experience litigating complex consumer employment, antitrust, and civil rights class actions in federal and state courts throughout the United States. He has prosecuted precedent-setting class action discrimination cases against major Fortune 500 corporations and governmental entities, attaining some of the most significant monetary settlements in the history of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Mr. Lee lectures extensively on complex litigation and trial practice before the California Employment Lawyers Association, the National Employment Lawyers Association and the Labor and Employment Law Section of the American Bar Association.
Mr. Lee cares deeply about public and community service. He serves as Chair of the Judicial Advisory Committee for U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, where he recommends nominees for federal judgeships in California.
He was also the Lawyers Representative for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (2005-2008); Chair of the City of Oakland Civil Service Commission, Chair and Member of the Board of Trustees for Chinese for Affirmative Action, Member of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, Board of Directors for Asian Community Mental Health Services, Board of Directors for the Judi-Care Project of the C. Houston Bar Association and Chair, Community Service, of the Asian American Bar Association.
Mr. Lee received his undergraduate education at the University of California at Berkeley graduating Phi Beta Kappa in 1973. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings Law School in 1976.