Mentoring the Next Generation Conference


Saturday, October 29, 2016

8:30am to 5:00pm
Room 105, Berkeley Law
Target Audience: Young professionals, graduate and professional school students, and college students
Registration Fee: $15 (proceeds will be donated to a nonprofit organization)
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Conference Program:
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About the conference:

The conference will be co-hosted by the Korea Law Center and the Council of Korean Americans (CKA), with support from the Academy of Korean Studies

The purpose of this conference is to inspire, mentor, inform, and network: to bring together business leaders and leading professionals from numerous disciplines to provide advice, guidance, insights, networking opportunities, and mentorship to the younger generation of Korean Americans and other participants. The conference will feature panel discussions, seminars, and speakers.


8:30-9:00 am – Registration/Light Breakfast/Ahree Lee’s Video Art – Warren Room 295

  • Bojagi (Memories to Light), 2015, digital video, 15 minutes
  • Permutation (Asian Art Museum), 2015, generative digital video, infinite duration (3-minute excerpt)
  • Me, 2001-ongoing, digital video, 6 minutes
  • Blind Spot, 2011, digitized super-8 film, infinite duration (1-minute excerpt)
  • Panorama, 2011, digitized super-8 film, 1.5 minutes
  • Zero, 2011, digitized super-8 film, 3 minutes 

9:00 am-9:20 am – Welcome and Introductions [Korea Law Center and Council of KAs representatives] – Room 105

9:30 am-10:30 am – Career Panel discussions:  [concurrent panels]

Business Panel – Room 130

  • Catharina Min, Vice Chair Business & Finance, Reed Smith (Moderator)
  • Dave Chun, CEO, Equilar
  • Ho Nam, Managing Director, Altos Ventures
  • Gun Shim, VP, Supply Chain Management, PG&E

      Life Sciences (Medicine, Biotech) – Room 145

  • Christine Ring, PhD, JD, VP Legal, Dermira (Moderator)
  • Ho Sung Cho, PhD, Celgene – VP, Biotherapeutics
  • Kenneth Kim, MD, CEO WCCT Global LLC
  • John Yu, MD, Prof. & Director, Brain Tumor Center, Cedars Sinai Medical Center

Law Panel – Room 105

  • Hyun Park, Sr. VP and General Counsel, PG&E (Moderator)
  • Salle Yoo, GC Uber Technologies, Inc.
  • Andrew Kim, GC, SVP Corporate Development, Netgear
  • Sallie Kim, Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California 
  • Phillip Shinn, Partner, Lim Nexus, LLP

10:45 am-11:45 am – Keynote Jerry Kang, Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Professor of Law, UCLA – Room 105

12:00 pm-1:00 pm – Leadership discussion over lunch – Room 105

  • Michelle Rhyu, Partner, Cooley LLP (Moderator)
  • C.S. Park, Lead Director of Seagate, Director of DLA Piper, Senior Advisor to Boston Consulting Group
  • Richard Chin, Founder & CEO, KindredBio
  • June Lee, Professor of Medicine, Director of Translational Research, UCSF
  • Catharina Min, Vice Chair Business & Finance, Reed Smith

1:15 pm-2:30 pm – Current Issues in Korea and the U.S. [concurrent panels]  

Panel 1 – Cross-over Professional and Educational Opportunities in Korea and the U.S. – Room 105

  • John Yoo , Faculty Director, Korea Law Center (Moderator)
  • Hong Sik Cho, Dean and Prof of Law, SNU Law School
  • Kenneth Korea, Senior VP & Head of US IP Center, Samsung Electronics
  • Gina Choi, JSD Student at Berkeley Law School, Former Attorney at Kim & Chang

    Panel 2 – Political Engagement and Community Service
    – Room 145

  • Daniel Lee, Assistant Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley (Moderator)
  • Taeku Lee, Professor of Law and Political Science, Berkeley Law School
  • Grace Chung Becker, Former Acting Assistant Attorney General – Civil Rights, U.S. Dept. of Justice
  • Karen Ha, Korean American Community Foundation SF

 Panel 3 – Immigration and Multiculturalism – Room 130

  • Julian Park,  Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer, Korea Law Center (Moderator)
  • Sarah Song, Professor of Law and Associate Professor of Political Science, Berkeley Law School  
  • Gi-Wook Shin, Professor of Sociology, Stanford University
  • Byungkook Yoo, Prosecutor, Yeoju Branch of Suwon District Prosecutors’ Office

2:45 pm-3:45 pm – Korean American Identity Panel – Room 105

  • Grant Kim, Counsel, Morrison Foerster LLP (Moderator and Speaker)
  • Elaine Kim, Professor, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, UC Berkeley
  • Yul Kwon, Director of Product Management, Facebook
  • Ahree Lee, Video & New Media Artist

4:00 pm-4:15 pm – Closing remarks – Room 105

4:15 pm-5 pm – Networking reception at Boalt Hall – Steinhart Courtyard

6:00 pm-8 pm – Speakers’ Dinner – Great China Restaurant
(2190 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704)





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