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Alice Hwang advocates for the rights of working people and their unions.
Alice Hwang joined James & Hoffman in November 2014. She advises and litigates on behalf of clients in a variety of workplace matters, including employment discrimination and wage & hour cases, among others. She also represents unions in offensive and defensive litigation.
Ms. Hwang’s recent matters include:
- Representing federal government employees in cases alleging violations of overtime pay requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act, including successfully negotiating settlements.
- Advising and representing staff members of international organizations, such as the World Bank, before international administrative tribunals.
- Representing a local teacher’s union in grievance arbitrations and related litigation.
- Representing unions and union officers in challenges to union elections, including investigations conducted and lawsuits initiated by the Department of Labor.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Hwang was an associate at Arnold & Porter LLP, where she focused on complex civil litigation. Before that, Ms. Hwang served as law clerk to the Honorable Mary A. McLaughlin of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. During law school, she represented indigent clients in immigration and federal court proceedings. She filed, briefed, and argued a habeas corpus action before the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut; successfully moved to reopen a case before the Board of Immigration Appeals; represented a client at trial in immigration court; won an appeal before the Board of Immigration Appeals; and successfully secured a client’s release from detention.
Ms. Hwang received her law degree from Yale Law School in 2011, where she was awarded the Charles A. Albom Prize for excellence in appellate advocacy in a clinical program and served as co-editor-in-chief of the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law & Ethics. She received her AB in history, cum laude and with Phi Beta Kappa honors, from Harvard University in 2006. She is a member of the Bars of New York, the District of Columbia and Virginia.