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Selyn Hong

Associate

San Francisco
Direct: (415) 732-1149
Fax: (415) 397-8549
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Selyn Hong is an associate in Seyfarth Shaw LLP's San Francisco office and a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group.  Ms. Hong’s practice focuses on employment litigation including the defense of wage and hour class and collective actions arising out of alleged violations of the California Labor Code and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  Ms. Hong’s practice also focuses on defending claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination brought as single-plaintiff, multi-plaintiff, or class actions under federal and state laws.  Additionally, Ms. Hong has experience litigating actions arising out of alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and analogous state laws affecting background screening.
 
Ms. Hong has had extensive previous experience litigating disputes involving contracts, business torts, white collar crime, bankruptcy, securities, insurance coverage, municipal law, environmental law, defamation, and public accommodations discrimination.  Prior to joining Seyfarth Shaw, Ms. Hong worked for the in-house legal department of a rapidly growing e-commerce company where she negotiated and revised contracts, updated the privacy policy and terms of use, and provided legal advice on numerous issues including employment, contracts, marketing, intellectual property, and privacy.  She was also a member of the Privacy, Data Breach & Cybersecurity Practice Group at her prior law firm.
 
Ms. Hong received her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law and B.A. from Yale University.  During law school, she served as an editor of the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, co-chaired the Domestic Violence Project, and advocated for domestic violence survivors in court under the Courtroom Advocates Project.
 
Ms. Hong was recently named to the 2014 Lawyers of Color Hotlist, which recognizes early- to mid-career attorneys excelling in the legal profession.  She is CIPP/US certified and a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
 
Ms. Hong maintains an active pro bono practice and is committed to community service. She volunteered at the New York Asian Women’s Center from 2002 - 2014.
 
 
Selyn Hong is an associate in Seyfarth Shaw LLP's San Francisco office and a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group.  Ms. Hong’s practice focuses on employment litigation including the defense of wage and hour class and collective actions arising out of alleged violations of the California Labor Code and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  Ms. Hong’s practice also focuses on defending claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination brought as single-plaintiff, multi-plaintiff, or class actions under federal and state laws.  Additionally, Ms. Hong has experience litigating actions arising out of alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and analogous state laws affecting background screening.
 
Ms. Hong has had extensive previous experience litigating disputes involving contracts, business torts, white collar crime, bankruptcy, securities, insurance coverage, municipal law, environmental law, defamation, and public accommodations discrimination.  Prior to joining Seyfarth Shaw, Ms. Hong worked for the in-house legal department of a rapidly growing e-commerce company where she negotiated and revised contracts, updated the privacy policy and terms of use, and provided legal advice on numerous issues including employment, contracts, marketing, intellectual property, and privacy.  She was also a member of the Privacy, Data Breach & Cybersecurity Practice Group at her prior law firm.
 
Ms. Hong received her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law and B.A. from Yale University.  During law school, she served as an editor of the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, co-chaired the Domestic Violence Project, and advocated for domestic violence survivors in court under the Courtroom Advocates Project.
 
Ms. Hong was recently named to the 2014 Lawyers of Color Hotlist, which recognizes early- to mid-career attorneys excelling in the legal profession.  She is CIPP/US certified and a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
 
Ms. Hong maintains an active pro bono practice and is committed to community service. She volunteered at the New York Asian Women’s Center from 2002 - 2014.
 

Education

  • J.D., Columbia Law School (2007)
    Editor, Columbia Journal of Gender and Law
    Co-President, The Domestic Violence Project
    Volunteer Advocate, Courtroom Advocates Project

  • B.A., Yale College (2002)

Admissions

  • California
  • New York

Courts

  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, and Central Districts of California
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • The Bar Association of San Francisco
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals

Presentations

  • “2016 Employment Law Update,” San Francisco Employer Advisory Council, San Francisco, CA (January 5, 2017)
  • “2016 Employment Law Update,” Santa Clara Employer Advisory Council, Santa Clara, CA (December 6, 2016)
  • "Navigating Employee Privacy Issues in the Workplace," Webinar, presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP (November 2, 2016)
  • “2015 Employment Law Update,” San Francisco Employer Advisory Council, San Francisco, CA (January 7, 2016)
  • “2015 Employment Law Update,” Santa Clara Employer Advisory Council, Santa Clara, CA (December 8, 2015)

Publications

Accolades

  • 2014 Lawyers of Color Hotlist