Sang J. Park
Sang J. Park represents employees in all labor and employment disputes involving wrongful termination, unlawful discrimination and retaliation, harassment, and wage and hour violations. Prior to joining Mathew & George, Mr. Park worked for both defense and plaintiff’s firms, practicing in varied areas as insurance litigation, consumer protection and class actions.
Mr. Park also advises employees of emerging businesses on compensation matters, including equity ownership and cash pay, and general employee rights.
Mr. Park has successfully litigated numerous class actions through class certification and settlement that totaled millions of dollars for thousands of class members, including:
- $10 million settlement for employees of a nationwide retailer
- $3.4 million settlement for drivers of a national transportation company
- $1.6 million settlement for employees of a large telecommunications company
- Relief to consumers for defective headlights through repairs, cash, and warranties
- $900,000 settlement for employees of a large laundry services company
- $500,000 settlement for employees of a financial services company
- Won Class certification for over one thousand employees in Raul Alva et al. v. TMSO, Inc., Case No. CIVDS1509987.
- Won Class certification for hundreds of employees in Rusty Nichols et al. v. Pacific Wines Distributors, Inc., Case No. BC525954.
- Won an appeal with the California Court of Appeals for the Second Appellate District in Los Angeles on the issues of jury waiver and binding arbitration.
- Successfully opposed a Motion for Summary Judgment just two days after substituting into a complex employment case.
- Successfully opposed an Anti-SLAPP Motion and attendant attorney’s fees on behalf of a high-level executive.
Background and Education
Mr. Park graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Indiana University—Bloomington and received his law degree in 2004 from UCLA School of Law. A recipient of Indiana University Alumni Association of Washington, DC Academic Scholarship, Mr. Park wrote his undergraduate honors thesis on the role of Korean immigrants in U.S. labor history. While in law school, and as a member of the San Francisco Unified School District Desegregation Consent Decree Monitoring Team, Mr. Park assisted in the independent review of compliance with the terms and conditions of the SFNAACP v. SFUSD Consent Decree. Tasks included school site visits, central office interviews, and the uncovering and documentation of major findings in both the desegregation and academic achievement areas.
Admissions and Affiliations
- Member of Consumer Attorneys of California
- Admitted to practice law in California and before the United States District Court for the Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts, and United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit