Jenny Chi-Chin Huang founded Justice First in 2005, and established a unique practice dedicated to public interest law. Jenny’s civil rights practice includes employment discrimination, police misconduct, prisoners litigation, and hate crimes. She also serves as an appellate attorney for the First District Appellate Project where she represents indigent and juvenile defendants in their criminal appeals.
Jenny has dedicated her entire career to working in public interest law. In 2008, she was named Wasserstein Public Interest Fellow by Harvard Law School, where she will advise law students about legal careers in public service. From 2001-04, Jenny worked as a Staff Attorney at Public Advocates, Inc. in San Francisco, on statewide, class-action litigation in the areas of educational equity, employment discrimination, community economic development, and transportation equity. Jenny also supervised the Student Program at Public Advocates, where she mentored more than forty law students.
From 1998-2001, Jenny worked as an associate for Koob & Magoolaghan, a plaintiff’s civil rights law firm in Manhattan, where she served as lead attorney on several state and federal cases in the areas of prisoners’ rights, employment discrimination, and other areas of constitutional law. Jenny also supervised the student intern program at Koob & Magoolaghan, where she had the opportunity to mentor over twenty law students.
Jenny graduated from New York University School of Law in 1996, where she served as an Arthur Garfield Hays Fellow and received the Moncrieffe Convocation Award for Outstanding Achievement in Racism & the Law. After graduation from law school, she clerked for Judges Esther Tomljanovich and Sandra Gardebring on the Supreme Court of Minnesota from 1996-97, and for United States Federal District Judge Michael Davis from 1997-98.
In addition to her law practice, Jenny is actively engaged in community service. She has dedicated her time to improving diversity on the bench by serving on the Judiciary Appointments Evaluation Committee for the Alameda County Bar Association and on the Judiciary Committee for the Asian American Bar Association. Jenny also served as co-chair for the Bay Area Chapter of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum.
In her personal life, Jenny is a fanatic inline skater, she enjoys the outdoors, and loves to travel.
First Admitted: 1998, California
Professional Webpage: http://justicefirst.net/whoweare-jenny-chi-chin-huang.htm
- State Bar of California, 2002
- New York State Bar, 1998
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