Helen is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Thompson Coburn LLP and vice co-chair of the firm's Business Litigation Practice Group. She represents public and private companies, their directors, officers and principal shareholders in complex commercial litigation, including the defense of securities and other class actions, shareholder derivative suits and related regulatory investigations. Helen has been named three times by the Daily Journal as one of the top women litigators in California. She serves as co-chair of the American Bar Association Securities Litigation Committee's Subcommittee on Class Actions. She also serves on the ABA's Standing Committee on Federal Judicial Improvements. Helen is a former president of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles and served as a past chair of the LACBA/WLALA Joint Task Force on the Retention and Promotion of Women in the Profession. She is also a past president of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. She currently serves as chair of the Korean American Coalition, a nonprofit, bi-partisan community advocacy organization in Los Angeles. From September 2011 through April 2012, Helen served as a commissioner on the Los Angeles City Council Redistricting Commission. She was appointed by Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel. She is a graduate of Harvard College and the Yale Law School, where she was Note Editor of the Yale Law Journal. She also holds a degree from the Juilliard School of Music (M.M., classical piano performance).