International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that Partner J.H. Jennifer Lee has been elected to the board of directors of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Washington, D.C. She will serve as co-chair of the Partners and Senior Counsel Committee of the APABA-DC board.

Ms. Lee represents clients on matters involving consumer financial protection enforcement and counsels clients on regulatory compliance. As a litigator who worked inside the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) Office of Enforcement for several years beginning with the Bureau’s founding, Ms. Lee possesses unique experience that she draws upon to provide clients with defense strategies for enforcement by or litigation with the Bureau. Ms. Lee’s expertise also includes responding to Bureau requests involving data-collection, rulemaking, enforcement Civil Investigative Demands or supervision examinations. Ms. Lee also represents clients in corporate compliance matters or in proactive engagement opportunities with the Bureau to discuss upcoming regulations or industry-wide policy perspectives. In addition to Bureau matters, Ms. Lee has represented clients on consumer financial protection matters involving state banking regulators or attorneys general, committees of Congress and the Department of Justice. She assists in efforts to implement or update compliance programs and decrease risk or litigation exposure in light of the continually evolving landscape of consumer financial protection regulations. Ms. Lee has a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and a B.S. degree from Duke University.

APABA-DC is the oldest and largest association of Asian Pacific American attorneys in the Washington, D.C. area. APABA-DC supports the professional growth and advancement of its members, cultivates an understanding of the issues facing the Asian Pacific American legal community and the Asian Pacific American community-at-large, and promotes the involvement of its members in the greater community.

“This is a well-deserved honor for Jenny and for the Firm,” noted Ken Cutler, Managing Partner of Dorsey & Whitney. “Community and diversity are Dorsey core values, and service on the board of the APABA-DC is an extremely effective way for Jenny and the Firm to give back to the profession.”

“I look forward to my work on the APABA-DC board,” noted Ms. Lee. “I have always been inspired by the organization’s mission and impressed by its accomplishments. It is an honor to contribute to their work.”