Wednesday, May 6, 2020 12:30 pm

APAICS in Conversation: The Honorable Patrick Shen

Moderated by Peter S. Hyun, Partner, Wiley

Patrick is a partner in Fragomen’s Government Strategies and Corporate Compliance Group. In this capacity, he works with U.S. and multinational clients to maintain compliant immigration programs.

Prior to rejoining Fragomen, Patrick was appointed by the President and confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate as Special Counsel for Immigration-related Unfair Employment Practices in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division. He also served as Policy and Planning Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the Department of Homeland Security, and Chief Immigration Counsel of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Earlier in his career, Patrick spent several years as an immigration litigator for the Justice Department, having served as Assistant District Counsel of the former Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and a trial lawyer in the United States Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, NY and the Justice Department in Washington, DC, representing INS and other agencies in federal courts. He also had a stint in private practice as Director of Government Relations for Fragomen prior to his presidential appointment.

Patrick is a volunteer with his local fire department in Maryland. He was an adjunct professor at American University’s Washington College of Law, and a sports reporter in Taiwan before returning to the United States to attend law school.

Patrick speaks English and Mandarin Chinese.

Moderated by: PETER S. HYUN

Peter S. Hyun is a partner at Wiley, a Washington DC law firm that operates at the intersection of politics, law, government, business, and technological innovation. As a former Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia’s U.S. Attorney’s Office, Assistant Attorney General in the New York Attorney General’s office, and Chief Counsel to U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein on the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Peter provides strategic advice to companies and individuals navigating multifront government investigations and litigation. 

Peter is also an active member of the Federal Bar Association’s National Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, the Asian Pacific American Bar Association in D.C., and the Council of Korean Americans. He is also a contributor to the Cybersecurity Law Report, Bloomberg Law, The Hill, and VentureBeat.

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