Chicago IL 60606
- J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2013
- M.S., New York University, 2006
- B.S., Cornell University, 2001 (Industrial and Labor Relations)
Bar & Court Admissions
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Sunghee W. Sohn
As part of the Labor & Employment Practice Group, Sunny represents clients before federal and state courts as well administrative agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, and the Illinois Department of Human Rights. She provides legal services and counseling in a wide range of matters including: employment discrimination, wage and hour compliance, employment and separation agreements, and reductions in force and WARN, labor practices and bargaining, and restrictive covenants.
As a member of the Immigration Practice Group, Sunny focuses on providing efficient and timely service and counsel to clients seeking to sponsor workers in multiple temporary visa categories, including, but not limited to, H-1B, L-1, TN, E-3, and the O-1 categories. She also provides counsel and services on employment-based permanent residency matters.
Prior to law school, Sunny was a Human Resources professional with experience in immigration, recruitment, compensation and general counseling at consumer and financial services corporations such as The Gillette Company and Citigroup. Her former Human Resources experience coupled with her legal background gives her a unique insight as she counsels and provides legal services to private sector clients ranging from sole-proprietorships to Fortune 500 companies in variety of industries including manufacturing, construction, transportation, hospitality, consulting and technology located throughout the country.
During law school, she received a full academic tuition scholarship and the Cooney Conway Fellowship for Advocacy. Sunny was a legal intern most notably at the Chicago Board of Education Law Department and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Illinois. She was a judicial extern for the Honorable Mary Anne Mason, Circuit Court of Cook County, and the Honorable Young B. Kim in the Northern District of Illinois.
Sunny is the first alumnus of the Firm’s Legal Education for the Advancement of Diversity and Scholarship (LEADS) Fellowship Program. An eight-week summer program, LEADS is designed to provide a practical and hands-on experience to diverse first and second year law students interested in pursuing a legal career in management-side labor and employment.
Sunny is fluent in Korean. She is on the Executive Board of the Korean American Bar Association of Chicago, and is a co-Vice Chair of the Labor and Employment Committee of the Chicago Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section. She is also an A-cappella singer, skier, golfer, and food enthusiast.
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