Jae W. Chun represents labor unions in all areas of their operation, including collective bargaining, organizing, internal governance, strategy, and their role as employers. He is lead counsel to unions and multiemployer pension and welfare plans in federal and state courts, bankruptcy court, arbitration boards, and government agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board and the Department of Labor. Jae has also represented individuals in matters relating to discrimination, retaliation, and wage and hour, as well as matters outside the labor and employment context.
He is an Executive Committee member of the New York State Bar Association's Labor Section, where he serves as Co-Chair of the Ethics Committee. He also serves on the New York City Bar Association's Judiciary Committee, which interviews and recommends judicial nominees in New York City. He is a long-standing member of the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee and a frequent judge of the National Moot Court Competition.
Jae's recent speaking engagements include: Sectoral Bargaining (NYU Law School's 75th Labor Conference, 2023), Electronic Surveillance and Section 7 Rights (ABA's Developing Labor Law Midwinter Mtg, Puerto Rico 2023); Project Labor Agreements (NYU Law School's 74th Labor Conference, 2022), Ethics in Remote Practice (ABA's Nat'l Symposium in Technology, Washington D.C. 2022), Emerging Ethics Issues in Technology (ABA's Employment Rights Midwinter Mtg, Mexico 2022), Collective Bargaining and Employee Benefits (Union Lawyers Alliance's ERISA Seminar, 2021), NLRB Updates (NYSBA's Annual Meeting, NYC 2019), Immigration and Labor (Annual Teamsters Lawyers Conference, Montreal 2018), Michael Cohen's Ethics (NYSBA's Fall Meeting, Montreal 2018), Client Ethics (NYSBA's Fall Meeting, Lake George 2017), Norris-LaGuardia Act and Arbitration Clauses (NYU Law School's 69th Labor Conference, 2016), Privileged Investigation and Confidentiality under the NLRA (ABA's Winter Conference, Naples, FL 2016), Arbitrating Under CBAs (AFL-CIO Lawyers Conference, Philadelphia 2015), and Social Media and Mandatory Arbitration (New York City Bar, 2013). He is a Contributing Chapter Editor for The Developing Labor Law and his publications include The Yellow Dog Arbitration Contract, in Arbitration and Mediation of Employment and Consumer Disputes (Elizabeth C. Tippett ed., 2018) and The Common Law Approach for Determining Joint-Employer Status in Collective Bargaining (with William Anspach), in Who is an Employee and Who is the Employer? (Kati L. Griffith ed., 2016).
Jae is a 2001 graduate of the Cornell Law School, and a 1996 summa cum laude graduate of Binghamton University, where he majored in philosophy. He is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, District of Columbia, as well as the Courts of Appeal for the Second and D.C. Circuits.